Investigatory Project

Topics: Cooking oil, Nutrition, Loren Legarda Pages: 5 (1238 words) Published: November 10, 2012
“Oil Extracted from Malunggay (Moringa Oliefera Lam) as an Alternative Vegetable Cooking Oil”

Group 3 – II-Ageo B
Leader: Kyle Joshua Salvador
Assistant Leader: Trixia Floie Galimba
Secretary: Ingrid Justine Ponay
John Lloyd Baltazar
Marcial Alex Tristan Espino


Our country is currently facing different problems, like finding alternatives on our daily needs. One of the main problems of our country is finding an alternative source of cooking oil and as we all know, the price of commodities such as cooking oil keep on increasing every year. Because of this, we came up with this research of using malunggay as alternative vegetable cooking oil to enable people to use cheaper alternative regular vegetable cooking oil. This research will enable people to make cheaper cooking oil. Procedure

In this research, we can use malunggay leaves or seeds, either way is possible. If you will use malunggay seeds, you will do the traditional methods of extracting oil from oil seed crops that involve extracting kernels, pounding them and boiling them in water for five minutes. If you will use malunggay leaves, you will also boil them in water for five minutes. The next step will be the same for both methods. After boiling, drain it through a cloth into a clean container. Leave overnight to allow the oil to separate from the water. There may be some debris floating on the surface of the oil. Conclusion

With these evidences, we will be able to create cheaper vegetable cooking oil that will be very helpful to every citizen of our country. We believe that this research will be very successful and will bring answers to our problems, economical and financial. It will also help our country to rise up from poverty.


Table of Contents

Title Page i

Abstract ii

Background of the Study 1
Statement of the Problem/Objectives 1
General Objective 1
Specific Objective 1
Hypothesis 2
Significance of the Study 2
Scope and Limitations 2
Review of Related Literature 3


Background of the Study
Malunggay plant is one of the most useful tropical trees found here in the Philippines. They are exceptionally good sources of pro-vitamin A, vitamins B, vitamin C, minerals (in particular iron), and the sulphur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine. In this research, we will know that malunggay is also useful as vegetable cooking oil. It is also known for its capability to absorb and retain volatile substances and is therefore valuable in the perfume industry for stabilizing scents.

Statement of the Problem/Objectives
General Objectives
This research aims to know the nutritional facts about malunggay plant and seeks the basis and other possibilities of creating malunggay cooking oil. We did this research because we want people to recognize malunggay as an alternative and cheaper source of vegetable cooking oil.

Specific Objectives
This research aims to make vegetable cooking oil much presentable and cheaper in the Philippine economy that may enable less fortunate people buy even if they are lacking financial sources. We aim to find a way to solve the problem of poverty in the Philippines by using malunggay cooking oil in a way that the citizens of our country can use to save money and have a healthy lifestyle. And this research also intends to build a stronger generation for the future.

With these objectives, we will be able to create cheaper vegetable oil that can help with the financial problem of the citizens of our country and the economical problem of our country, the Philippines. This project finds a way to solve the poverty of our country and help less fortunate people create cheaper source of vegetable cooking oil from malunggay.

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