Investigatory Project - NutriBeer

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An investigatory project regarding the wonderful effects of using bitter gourd as an alternative agent for the common beverage beer. For school purposes only.

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Colegio De Saint MoniqueSaint Monique Valais Pantok, Binangonan, RizalSchool Year: 2010-2011

Investigatory ProjectThe Effectivity of Momordica charantia used as Vitamin fortificants for NutriBeer

Izza Pauline D. PagalaJayson J. LumabanMarvin James Cho


TITLE PAGEAPPROVAL SHEET .......... iACKNOWLEDGEMENT . iiDEDICATION ... iiiI. Introduction 1A. Hypotheses . 1 B. Objectives 1-2C. Background of Study . 2-5II. Body ... 6A. Materials... 6-8B. General Procedure 8-10C. History ... 10-12III. Conclusion 13IV. Recommendation 14V. Bibliography ..15APPENDICES 16-42Appendix A .......16-36Appendix B ......... 37Appendix C 38-42


This Investigatory Project entitled the EFFECTIVITY OF MOMORDICA CHARANTIA USED AS VITAMIN FORTIFICANTS FOR NUTRIBEER has been prepared and submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for Science and Technology by MARVIN JAMES M. CHO, JAYSON J. LUMABAN and IZZA PAULINE D. PAGALA who are hereby recommended for corresponding oral examination.

March 10, 2011 MR. ROWEL V.ENGRESO Adviser


Accepted in partial fulfillment of requirement for Science and Technology in Colegio de Saint Monique.

_________________ MS.JENNIFER ALMANDREZ Date Principal, CDSM

iAcknowledgementThe researchers would like to acknowledge Mr.Rowel Engerso, as their science teacher and mentor for giving them the opportunity to bring out the little Einstein in their selves, and for believing in their abilities to accomplish and to prove that they can do big things out of nothing. Special thanks to the school staff, faculty members, especially to Ms. Saira for lending them a hand in constructing and organizing their ideas in language and vocabulary. To their beloved school adviser Mr. Jherosam Samonte for the words of wisdom and some input ideas that encouraged and inspired them that they can always do better.To their ever supportive parents, for guiding and supporting them in each and every decision that they make, for being always there physically, mentally, emotionally and most especially financially. To their ever patient friends and colleagues, for always understanding their busy schedules, for being always there in their ups and downs, and for sharing some words of wisdom to cheer them up and relax their minds.And last but not the least to the Almighty God, for giving them friends, colleagues, parents, teachers most especially their beloved advisers.iiDedicationThe researchers would like to dedicate this research to their co-researchers for having a very playful mind that made this IP a fun learning experience. To their inspiration and supporters, FWESHMENS 2011, SOPHOMORE THE GREAT 2011, FALCONS, and most especially the INVICTUS FAMILY. They also dedicate this research to Olympian Guardians, DigiTamers, Pokemon Ph, Butchokoy, Maw, Popo, Koko, KC, Mon, and his family for Marvin Cho; to Love, his tols, brads, bords and his family for Jayson Lumaban; and to Elyona Ate Ko, Coleen Monk, Julienne Ate Chobs , Mikee M., Betch, Babe, Bikini, Kitkat, Bleu, Pengco, Shoy, Popoy, Girl, Puti and her family for Izza Pagala.To their schoolmates, classmates, teachers, and adviser, to their Alma Mater, Colegio de Saint Monique for without them they will not be able to do this. And to the Almighty God, because with Him they were able to do this IP with unique talents, pride and joy.

The Researchers

iiiI. IntroductionA. HypothesesThis Investigatory Project is based on the following hypotheses. The researchers assumption is that the NutriBeer that we made will be inevitably effective. It is economically useful and is easy to make. It can be beneficially used by wide range of people, and probably youth. It will be capable of relieving and preventing diseases. It would be able to be environmentally friendly, which means physically natural. It will be useful in our society.B. ObjectivesThis Investigatory Project is bounded using the subsequent objectives as guide in proving the efficiency of bitter gourd as vitamin fortificants for NutriBeer. To prove that beer can provide other helpful effects like lowering blood sugar and blood pressure. To demonstrate that beer is not an alcoholic beverage but a natural concoction with various uses. To reduce its disadvantageous effects with benefits from natural and organic resources.1 To diminish its alcoholic traits along with the extent of not reducing its taste quality. To assist improving the society by making this beneficial Investigatory Project. To help save the Earth with the use of this Investigatory Project produce out of natural properties that allows it to be environmentally friendly.

C. Background of StudyThe idea of making a nutritious beer or what we call the "Nutribeer" came with the curiosity of how can we make an alcoholic drink like beer be nutritious and edible for all ages at the same time. Our team made some research about what is beer and how it is made, and based on our research we found out that beer is the world's most widely consumed and probably the oldest of alcoholic beverages; it is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation of starches mainly derived from cereal grainsmost commonly malted barley, although wheat, maize (corn), and rice are widely used. Most beer is flavored with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavorings 2such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. Based on our gathered information about the beer, we had some further research about healthy or herbal plants that we can use as an alternative for some of the chemical and harmful ingredient of the beer like for example the "HOPS" and the "MALT" which gives the bitter taste and the fatness effect to our body. With that idea we choose the bitter melon or the Momordica charantia to be our alternative to our HOPS which gives the bitter taste to our beer. Ampalaya (Bitter Melon) with a scientific name Momordica charantia is a climbing vine and the tendrils. This herbal plant belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae. The bitter taste of the ampalaya fruit had also been the distinguishing factor from the rest of the fruits with medicinal value, and this is due to the presence of a substance known as momorcidin. Ampalaya has been a folkloric cure for generations but has now been proven to be an effective herbal medicine for many aliments. Most significant of which is for Diabetes. The Philippine variety has proven to be most potent. Ampalaya contains a mixture of flavanoids and alkaloids make the Pancreas produce more insulin that controls the blood sugar in diabetics. Aside from Ampalaya's medicinal value, it is good 3source of vitamins A, B and C, iron, folic acid, phosphorous and calcium.The effectively of Ampalaya as an herbal medicine has been tried and tested by many research clinics and laboratories worldwide. In the Philippines, the Department of Health has endorsed Ampalaya as an alternative medicine to help alleviate various ailments including diabetes, liver problems and even HIV. Aside from these, ampalaya also helps treat skin diseases and cough. Its herbal value extends to increasing the sterility of women, in parasiticide, antipyretic, and has purgative functions, as well. Herbal Benefits of Ampalaya Good for rheumatism and gout And diseases of the pleen and liver Aids in lowering blood sugar levels Helps in lowering blood pressure Relives headaches Disinfects and heals wounds & burns Can be used as a cough & fever remedy Treatment of intestinal worms, diarrhea Helps prevent some types of cancer4 For treatment of hemorrhoids Is an antioxidant and parasiticide Is antibacterial and antipyreticPreparation & Use of Ampalaya For coughs, fever, worms, diarrhea, diabetes, juice Ampalaya leaves and drink a spoonful daily. For other ailments, the fruit and leaves can both be juiced and taken orally. For headaches wounds, burns and skin diseases, apply warmed leaves to afflicted area. Powdered leaves, and the root decoction, may be used as stringent and applied to treat hemorrhoids. Internal parasites are proven to be expelled when the ampalaya juice, made from its leaves, is extracted. The ampalaya juice, and grounded seeds is to be taken one spoonful thrice a day, which also treats diarrhea, dysentery, and chronic colitis.

5II. BodyA. Materials 1280 mL Purified Water 160 mL Rice Syrup (so-called Am) 1 bundle of Ampalaya Leaves (Bitter Gourd) 1 piece of Ampalaya (large) Light Brown Mascuvado Sugar Yeast 3 packs of Malt powder (30 g each) Water Bin (Fermenter) Kettle Bleach Funnel StrainerAmpalaya is a vegetable grown throughout the Philippines. There has been much research done on the effectiveness of using Momordica charantia in the treatment of diabetes. It has been shown to increase production of beta cells by the pancreas insulin, Thereby improving the body's ability to produce. It has been recommended by the Department of Health of the Philippines, as one of the best 6herbal medicines for it's ability to help with liver problems, diabetes and HIV. It is a common herb used in Chinese herbology. In the Philippines, the leaves are often used for children's coughs. It is therefore used in the treatment of skin diseases, sterility in women, as a parasiticide, as of antipyretic, and as a purgative.Mascovado sugar also known as " Barbados sugar "or" moist sugar, muscovado is very dark brown and slightly coarse and stickies than most brown sugars.This sugar has two distinctive traits which make it quite unique. The first is the coarse grain; Muscovado sugar has very large, rough crystals which are unevenly sized. The