Viability of Ampalaya in Making Chips

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CHAPTER 1
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

This chapter presents an overview of this study. This section includes the background of the study, statement of the problem and hypothesis, significance of the study, scope and limitation and definition of terms.

Introduction
Bitter melon or ampalaya is said to be the most bitter of all vegetables of cooking in Asian countries. Different countries formulate their own dishes and improve its cultivation for a higher demand in the market. Ampalaya is also used in the field of medicine and it contributes to aid treatment of different illness. Furthermore, children do not like eating vegetables particularly if it is ampalaya because of its bitter taste. However, ampalaya has a unique nutrient that gives a healthy body and free from disease. It is good for rheumatism and diseases of the liver, aids in lowering blood sugar level and blood pressure, it can relieve headache, disinfects and heal wounds and burns, it can be used as a cough and fever remedy and helps to prevent diabetes and some types of cancer. These are some of different health benefits of eating ampalaya. Instead of eating ampalaya itself, it will become more favorable of eating if it is in a form of chips. This study will help to improve eating ampalaya and to prevent diabetes and different illnesses by using ampalaya as an ingredient of making chips.

Significance of the study
This study is deemed beneficial to the following:
For diabetic patient
It is easier for diabetic patients to eat ampalaya because of having ready to eat ampalaya chips instead of preparing and cooking ampalaya before eating. For children
Ampalaya chips will have benefits to children because they can gain the different vitamins of an ampalaya without knowing of what they are eating. For adult
Ampalaya chips can prevent diabetes to those adults that were not eating ampalaya. For the future researchers
For them to have reference if they will conduct a study relating to this research topic.

Scope and limitation
This study covers about the the viability of ampalaya in making chips. This study focuses on all year levels of BSHRM students of Our Lady of Fatima University, Quezon City Campus. The period of this thesis study is in SY 2012.

Definition of Terms
The following terms are operationally defined as:.

Rheumatism – rheumatic disorder is a non-specific term for medical problems affecting the joints and connective tissue. The study of, and therapeutic interventions in, such disorders is called rheumatology.

Bitter melon – The edible fruit of the plant Momordica Charantia. The bitter melon grows in tropical and subtropical climates. The name ‘bitter’ comes from the bitter taste of this vegetable, considered the most bitter among all edible vegetables.

Viability – (of living things) capable of normal growth and development

Bitter-gourd – is one of the most popular vegetables in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India and the Philippines. Bitter Gourd, also called Bitter Melon, has an acquired taste. The plant is grown mainly for the immature fruits although the young leaves and tips are edible.

Sherbet – A frozen dessert made with fruit juice added to milk or cream, egg white, or gelatin. a frozen fruit juice and sugar mixture served as a dessert or between courses of a meal to cleanse the palate.

Hypoglycemic – Relating to hypoglycemia, an abnormally low level of the sugar glucose in the blood, usually a complication of diabetes, in which the body does not produce enough insulin to Fully metabolize glucose.Hypoglycemic symptoms include tiredness, dizziness, confusion, Increased heart rate, and a cold, clammy feeling. Diabetologist - is the clinical science of diabetes mellitus, its diagnosis, treatment and follow- up. It can be considered a specialised field of endocrinology.

Gastrointestinal - Of or relating to the stomach and intestines.

Namamarako - a new disease...
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