Is it possible to create a Tropical Drink from flowers? What would Flower Juice taste like? Are flowers edible? These were the questions we seeked and the answers we found and compiled them into this document. Our Investigatory Science Project. "Curiosity is never a bad thing if you do it right"
A STUDY ON AN ISLAND JUICE FROM FLOWERS
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS IN BIOLOGY FOR SCHOOLYEAR 2003 2004
The researchers would like to acknowledge and express their deepest appreciation to the Japanese restaurant, Sawasdee for helping them answer some questions they needed for the betterment of their experiment. With the help of sales lady, Ms. Lanny Dela Cruz and the owner, Mrs. Soranee Supprasiti, the curious researcher were enlightened by the information they had given them about the socalled tropical flower juice. The parents of the researchers have been very supportive to what the researchers were doing for the well hard worked project and the good of their Investigatory Science Project. It would not have been such an accomplishment if it werent for the researchers who worked very hard for the triumph of the ISP. For Kristines parent who provided the venue in performing the experiment which made their work more proper, neat and effective. The researchers would like to thank the Science Coordinator and the teacher Mdm. Elsa Moralda for allowing them to research and find, investigate and broaden their knowledge about the topic wherein they learned a lot of new thing and ideas. The support and comments she has given for the improvement of the research. Lastly, for God who has always been there in times when they really needed him, for protecting and guiding the researchers to the right path that led to their accomplishment
Table of content:
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. Abstract:
Cover page Title page Acknowledgement Table of content Abstract(description about the study) Chapter I Introduction Statement of the problem Significance of the study Delimitation and limitation of the study
Chapter II Materials and methods
Chapter III Observation Analysis of data Generalization
Orange juice, pineapple juice and other types of beverages are the usual drinks we find as typical now a days. But what if one accidentally eats at a foreign restaurant and actually gets to taste an extraordinary drink known to be made out of flowers. Well,
coincidentally, one of the researchers did experience such a thing. This was when the group got the idea of making an investigation on such a matter. The researchers, being very curious themselves, tried to fill their curiosity. Trying to find out if flowers can be used as an ingredient to create an island juice and wondering if it would turn out to be great tasting at the same time forced them to execute an investigatory project. After a lot of inquiries and brainstorming, the researchers finally found out how to execute the experiment with the aid of all their sources in the bibliography including Sawasdee restaurant and Mrs. Soranee Supprasiti. They started with the cleaning of the flowers and the preparation of the materials needed. When all were ready for the experiment, they boiled water and added the flowers while letting it seep for about ten to fifteen minutes. Finally, when the process was done, the flowers were removed and the juice was poured to a glass passing through a strainer for removal of any particles left. Then, they got a savor at the natural taste of the flowers juice. They made some
minor improvements to the taste to make it have a lot more delectable taste. They had transformed the beauty and aroma of flowers into a delightful, mouth-watering island juice. Summer season in a glass, it captures natures goodness of freshly picked flowers. Now you can add the sense of taste to your enjoyment of every food on your table with this flower juice at your side.
Introduction: Flowers can be seen in different places, and can be seen in different types. All flowers have a distinctive size, color and fragrance. Whether eye-catching or inconspicuous, Flowers are seldom used for drinks. Most herb flowers have a taste that's similar to the leaf, but spicier. The concept of using fresh edible flowers in cooking is not new. Today, many restaurant chefs and innovative home cooks garnish their entrees with flower blossoms for a touch of elegance. But who could have guessed that with the use of creativity, its sweet juice can be made into a delicious thirst quencher. The researchers can make use of the God-given gifts in a unique and imaginative sense and also use their God-given talents and intelligence to create a splendid new idea. An interesting research project like this gives them a sense of curiosity and creativity. This research project gives them the inkling of how to be practical and resourceful. The investigators have observed that Santan flowers have a sweet liquid that comes out when they sip the stem of the flower. This observation really convinced them to push through this kind of topic. According to what the researchers have discovered, with the aid of the internet, flower juices are made as a national drink to other countries and some people have them as a refreshing beverage.
According to www.congocookbook.com, Flowers like the Hibiscus Sabdariffa, a kind of hibiscus plant, Jus de Bissap can be made into what seems to be more of a tea than a "juice". It is often called the "national drink of Senegal". A similar drink, made more-or-less the same way, called zobo or tsobo, is popular in Northern Nigeria. When you think of a flower being made into a juice, it is quite impossible but the researchers has made it possible for you to taste a flower being extracted, to be made into a flower juice. A pretty and fragrant flower that pleases the eyes and that attracts the nose of the beholder They expect their product to be as good tasting as any other and at the same time good for a persons body and affordable. The juice that the researchers are going to make will be as attractive and as fragrant as the fresh flower. It is not just going to attract your sensory organs but it can also quench your thirst. A cool and refreshing drink which soothes the soul which is sure to feels good in your mouth so enjoy it.
Statement of the problem: The study seeks to answer the following questions: Can flowers be used as an ingredient in making a refreshing beverage while finding out and knowing if the flowers about to be used are safe to drink? Will it be delicious and turn out to be great tasting?
Significance: With this study, the researchers can learn that flowers are not only used for decoration and displays but are also used to create delectable foods and drinks. Since our world today has so many thirst quenchers that quenches our thirst like fizzy drinks, but it ends in that. Yes, they quench your thirsts but it also harms your body, so the researchers have made it possible for you to try something new aside from that carbonated drinks that when you drink it regularly can harm your body, so the researchers thought of a juice out of flower that can quench your thirst, satisfy your taste buds, and which are sure to be unique tasting. The community will have a discovery of the beautiful taste of flowers and gain more knowledge and creativity on its uses and what they can make out of it. Filipinos will have a new and refreshing juice made of flowers which are sure to attract people. We will have an
original and exceptional tasting island drink which can be enjoyed by every member of the family. Delimitation and limitation of the study: For about one week, the group was trying their best to dig for mire vital information that could help them figure more about the nature of flower juice. Each member of the group got most of their information from the internet. But the main foundation of the topic and its information is from the Thai restaurant Sawasdee. The groups investigation for flower juice would have not been possible without its resources. According to the group, their resources were numerous varieties of edible flowers. These flowers were boiled and used its juice as the product. The group did not spend so much for the materials needed, because most of the equipment needed is found in the residences of the group members. A woman too, by the name of Ms. Linda Cruz also contributed much to the groups Investigatory Project. Ms. Linda Cruz is an employee of the Thai restaurant Sawasdee. Ms. Linda has diligently and patiently answered every questions asked by the members of the group. Mr. and Mrs. James Limquiaco, Kristines parents had also contributed to the groups progress. They had
willingly and whole heartedly allowed the group to perform and conduct the experiment in their house.
Not to forget, the group owes the brilliant idea of conducting an experiment about flower juice to the owner of Sawasdee, Mrs. Soranee Supprasiti. The flower juice as a product would have not been completed without the tools and techniques involved. The tools being used by the group were blender, saucepan, strainer, flavorings (sugar) and a cup of water. These tools will be used in different techniques involved in making the flower juice. The techniques that were used were blending, cleaning, heating, rinsing and squeezing activities.
Materials and Methods: In performing this experiment, the researchers used two to three cups of dried flowers (chrysanthemum or rose), one to two cups of sugar, one or two of the following optional flavorings: one-half teaspoon grated fresh ginger root one half cup lemon juice one cup pineapple juice or orange juice
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They prepared the needed materials which included a saucepan, blender, strainer, sugar, cup and bowl. After the researchers gathered all the materials needed, they briefly rinse the dried flowers in cool water to clean it and remove any unseen insect that maybe present. Then, the researchers picked out the petals of the flowers since these are the only part of the flower which they will use for guarantee of saf