Comparison of Starch Content Among the Selected Crops: Gabi/Taro (Colocasia Esculenta), Sweet Potato (Ipomea Batatas) and Potato (Solanum Tuberosum)

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Comparison of Starch Content Among the Selected Crops: Gabi/Taro (Colocasia esculenta), Sweet Potato (Ipomea batatas) and Potato (Solanum tuberosum) GROUP VIII - 3A Caramel R. Arcillas Jhazel Pink L. Alcaraz April Mae N. Mapute Crisha Sein R. Atienza Jesse Orven J. Tumambing RESEARCHERS Mrs. Grace R. Guaves ADVISER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This study would not have been possible without the guidance and the help of several individuals who in one way or another contributed and extended their valuable assistance in the preparation and completion of this study; To God, for his gift of wisdom and understanding to the researchers and for answering their prayers in their times of need. To their Chemistry teacher, Mrs. Grace Guaves for teaching…show more content…
In relation to that, it will also provide information of which among the mentioned root crops can be a good additional source of starch for current mass production of starch powder which is widely used in different important aspects like cooking. The most common sources of starch are corn, wheat, rice and other grains which are somehow hard to grow and are sensitive to different weather changes, unlike root crops that can be easily grown and take care of. People can mass grow the root crop with the highest amount of starch content for them to be able to produce different starch powder varieties and qualities and can also increase the production of starch itself. Furthermore, the outcome of the study can motivate parents to feed their child healthy root crops containing much starch likewise, providing all people an opportunity to enjoy living healthy. Scope and Limitation This study focused on which among gabi/taro (Colocasia esculenta), sweet potato (Ipomea batatas) and potato (Solanum tubersum), contains more starch. Just a qualitative test was conducted regarding this. It is limited to the use of iodine solution as starch indicator. The experiment was conducted at Mapute’s and Tumambing’s residences, from July 23, 2012 to August 26, 2012 by the researchers namely, Caramel R. Arcillas, Jhazel Pink L. Alcaraz, April Mae N. Mapute, Crisha

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