The Potential of Bamboo Shoots

Topics: Food, Variance, Bamboo shoot Pages: 57 (5463 words) Published: June 20, 2015
The Potential of Bamboo(Bambusa vulgaris) Shoot
as Pancit

Bautista National High School
Bautista, Pangasinan

Werner J G Junio
Proponent

Mrs. Febren Velasquez
Research Adviser

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Project Title. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .i
Table of Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
CHAPTER
1. THE PROBLEM: RATIONALE AND BACKGROUND
Background of the Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Conceptual Framework. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Research Paradigm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Statement of the Problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Research Hypothesis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Significance of the Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Scope and Delimitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Definition of terms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES. . . 10
3. METHODOLOGY
Research Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Materials and Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Flow Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Data Gathering Instrument. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Statistical Treatment of Data. . . . . . . . . . .
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4. PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA. . .
5. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
Findings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conclusion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recommendation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6. FINANCIAL PLAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7. BIBLIOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8. SENSORY EVALUATION SHEET. . . . . . . . . . . .
9. APPENDICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.CURRICULUM VITAE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
A. Background of the Study
Bamboo shoots, are the young, edible bamboo plants that have just emerged from the ground. Most bamboo shoots are 20-30 cm long and weigh almost a pound. The sheaths covering the shoots are black, brown, yellow and purple in some species and covered with tiny hairs. Their size and weight are depending upon the location, depth and nutrition of the soil, rainfall, temperature, pH level and soil fertility. Depending upon the indication of the tips buddings from the soil, edible bamboo shoots are harvested at the point of attachment of its underground stem. Others are allowed to grow above the surface but they become tough and woody and lose their fine taste and aroma. They are normally sheltered in specialized coverings called culm sheaths that are often multi-colored when young. The shoots can grow with or without any application of fertilizers. Bamboo shoots can be used as food and can be consumed dried, fermented, fresh or canned mostly of the South-East Asian countries. Bamboo shoots are rich in nutrients like proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, fiber, and are also low in sugars and fats. Many nutrients and active materials can be extracted from it.

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Hence, Bamboo shoots are more valuable in pharmaceutical and food processing industries, and can be processed in to different beverages, medicines, additives and health foods. Bamboo shoots are consumed as food items after harvesting. Bamboo shoots form a traditional delicacy of many countries like China, Japan, US, North East India, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The freshly harvested shoot is cream yellow in color, has a strong smell and tastes sweet, if eaten on the day of harvest. However, not all species of Bamboo shoots in most of the countries indicates that it is consumed mostly as medicinal, which is traditional, non-standardized, unorganized and region-specific with little value addition. Bamboo shoots are seasonal, perishable, short-lived and unpreserved. At the same time, they are becoming one of the preferred food items all over the world; thus,...

Bibliography: Caitlin Blethen, Carol Miles and Gayle Povis Alleman. Washington State University Cooperative Extension and the American Bamboo Society, 2001.
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