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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The researchers would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the following people who helped to make this investigatory project successful.

The researcher would never forget to acknowledge their Science & Technology III teacher, Mrs. Letecia O. Zaldarriaga for extending her invaluable time, patience in explaining, giving important ideas and correcting their write ups.

Heartfelt gratitude where also given to the parents of the researchers, who uplifted the researcher emotionally when they are taken aback with discouragement and for their moral and financial support. And the researcher would also like to thank their classmates for the shared information during casual talk and discussions.

Most of all, to God our Father, the source of all strength and wisdom. For without His unfaltering love and guidance this study would never be realized.

MARVIN JOHN COMENDADOR
LYKA LHEANNE ABILLAR

Researchers
Third Year Students

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CHAPTER I
Research Problem

A. Background of the Study:

The discovery of herbal plants made the possible existence of modern medicine. Modern medicine makes use of these plants in making capsulated herbal medicine or food supplements. It is scientifically proven that numerous of vitamins and minerals are founding herbal plants that can supply the needs of living things, specifically humans. These vitamins and minerals help supply energy within a person’s body, which is needed for everyday activities in order for them to perform well. Herbal plants nowadays are not just made as medicinal purposes but also as food ingredients so that it may add a unique and healthier flavor to foods.

Malunggay or Horse radish (Moringa oelifera) was once considered a "poor man's vegetable" but now it is known as a "miracle tree" or "nature's medicine cabinet" by scientists and health care workers from around the world because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals that can be an effective remedy against many kinds of ailments such as arthritis, anemia, ovarian cancer, heart complications, kidney problems, asthma and digestive disorders.

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is an edible flowering plant in the family of Amaranthaceae which originated from Central and Southwestern Asia widely cultivated throughout the world. It is well-known in stabilizing the blood sugar among diabetics, it serves as an anti-oxidant, an anti-cancer agent, it prevents from arteriosclerosis or thickening and hardening of arteries and it aids in the formation of the blood substance required for blood clotting.

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The combination of both herbs can surely make a nutritious supplement for all ages. This study presents the result of the beneficial mix of Malunggay and Spinach known as Malunggay and Spinach powder - a power duo, a product of nature, harness within reach and concocted with simplicity.

B. Statement of the problem:

a.) General Objective:
* This study aims on how to make Malunggay and Spinach powder as an additive to foods like vegetable meal, soup or other kind of food.

b.) Specific Objective:
* To introduced the combination of Malunggay and Spinach powder in order to make a natural, nutritious and practical supplement for all, especially to those health-conscious individuals. * To search for alternative ways of utilizing the common backyard plants Malunggay and Spinach so it won’t be placed into waste.

C. Significance of the Study
Health awareness is the prime investment, ingenuity is the investors joining effort and wellness is the net gain. Most people think that adapting a healthy and well-conditioned life is expensive and difficult to achieve. The significance is just how one resourcefully utilizes the cheap, the natural abundance of nature, and the untiring quest to alternatives and remedies. Malunggay and Spinach are kind of vegetables that are rich with vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are needed for optimum health. The...
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