Lynette C. Cimafranca1* and Erlinda I. Dizon2
Flacourtia jangomas, locally known as seriales, is one of the indigenous tree species in the island of Leyte, Philippines that is neglected and underutilized. To maximize its utilization, the potential of the commodity for wine-making was explored using the Placket-Burman (PB) experiment, which was carried out to identify the most significant factors affecting the quality of the wine. There were seven variables (n=7) identified, namely; fermentation temperature, contact time, sugar level, dilution, microbial strain and two dummy variables with a total of eight runs. Results show that fermentation temperature, contact time, sugar level and microbial culture significantly affected the sensory quality of seriales wine.
Keywords: Seriales, Flacourtia jangomas, Plackett-Burman Design, Wine