Utilization of Squash Flour in Polvoron Making

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Utilization of Squash Flour in Polvoron Making

Anna Kerylle D. Talabo
Jeraldine U.Villaruz

Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements in Research II

General Santos City High School
Calumpang, General Santos City

August 29, 2007

Mrs. Lalaine M. Biboso
Research Adviser

Chapter I

Background of the Study

Squash (Cucurbita maxima) is the edible fruit of the vine type of plant belonging to the ground or cucumber family. This vine is similar to the pumpkin vines. It produces fruits of different shapes and sizes. The fruit surfaces or contours are scalloped, smooth, rigid or warty. The flesh is fine-grained, colored yellow orange and mild flavored. One rich source of Vitamin A is squash but is not
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The main ingredient in polvoron making is flour. Flour is an ingredient used in many foods, flour is a fine powder made from cereals or other starchy food sources. It is most commonly made from wheat, but also maize, rye, barley, and rice, amongst many other grasses and non-grain. Flour is the key ingredient of bread, which is the staple food in many countries, and therefore the availability of adequate supplies of flour has often been a major economic and political issue. Flour can also be made from squash. Squash is a long and narrow with dark grained skin and it somewhat resembles a cucumber. Squash can be made into several products other than ordinary used. It can be made into flour. The squash flour is prepared by peeling and slicing two inches thick. They are dried until brittle and grind into fine grains. Squash flour contains vitamin A, an essential nutrient for the promotion and maintenance of good eyesight.

Definition of Terms

This section shows the definition of difficult and vital terms in the research write-up.

Brittle-easily broken
Relished- An appetite for something; a strong appreciation or liking
Rigid- Not changing shape or bending
Vine- a climbing or trailing plant
Warty- full of warts

Chapter III
This chapter discusses the materials that will be used in polvoron making, the methods in making polvoron.
A. Materials and

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