In our country today, we are facing the problem of finding alternatives on our daily needs in a way that we can save more money but would not be risking our health. In this research, we tried to find an alternative to the cooking oil we use today. As we all know, the oil process weep on increasing and the economic problem is worsening every year. The Malunggay or Moringa leaves undergo process lie boiling, blending, cooling and many others in order to extract the oil. The Malunggay plant has many uses and it is very nutritious. It can also serve as medicinal plant. With these facts on hand, we were able to construct the research paper and come up with good results.
The use of Malunggay as a source of oil was a good idea which we can account on its benefits stated above and throughout the paper. The oil extracted from the Malunggay leaves will then be used as an alternative for the cooking oil that we use today. The materials used in the research are easy to find and Malunggay leaves are abundant in our country. The oil extracted showed a great potential of being a main source of cooking oil.
This chapter presents the review of related literature and studies taken from book, journals, magazine and unpublished thesis and dissertation which will provide direction for the study. The use of this study is to contain the most relevant, up to date information and to come up with a conclusion of malunggay as a food production and how to utilize and to be accepted in the selected area of Dasmarinas, Cavite.
The Moringa tree is native to the foothills of the Himalayas. There are many other names for the Moringa in different countries. The name Moringa is most certainly derived from the name “Muringa” a Malayalam term, one of the many dialects of India. In India alone there are so many different names for it. In the Philippines it is called Malunggay. It is called kelor in Indonesia, and kalor in Malaysia. The Chinese name is “la mu” (辣木), in Mandarin or “lat mok” in Cantonese, which means “chilli-hot wood”. Moringa tree is regarded as the Miracle Tree. Other elevated names are “Tree of Life” and “Tree of Paradise”. The Morunga trees are very common in India and in South-east Asia. In Thailand, they are even used as garden fences. The two most commonly used parts of the Moringa tree are the leaves and the young pods.
Locals eat the leaves in a variety of ways both as raw vegetable and as cooked dishes and soup. That is why it is also called the Vegetable Tree. The leaves are very nutritious; contain all the essential amino acids and are rich in protein, beta-carotene, iron, calcium, potassium and vitamins A, B and C. The leaves are also dried and crushed into powder and used in soups and sauces.