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Younger cassava leaves were gathered, washed and air-dried. Processed cassava leaves were mixed with other ingredients to determine the effectiveness of cassava leaves as nutritious and natural extender to meat.

A 50 -? 50% formulation with the earlier composed of cassava leaves and the latter using pure beef mixture. The 9-point Hedonistic Scale was used to evaluate the degree of acceptability of cassava leaves as a nutritious and natural extender to food in terms taste, texture and appearance. Sing random sampling, inexperienced respondents were invited to a food tasting activity to establish its acceptability. Research from existing literature, studies and experiments showed the presence of alkaloids, flavorings, tannins, cardiac glycoside, anthracnose, hallucinations, sapiens and interconnections. Vitamins A, C and E and minerals, namely, calcium, magnesium, page 2 phosphorus, iron, sodium, and chloride ions are also contained in raw and boiled cassava leaves.

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These converted plant tissue substances are nutritionally adjusted by adding missing nutrients and balancing other nutrients present to provide a food which is suitable for human consumption. Meat extenders, for instance, have been used for the purpose of adding them to ground meats to increase their quantity without considerably changing the taste, texture, appearance and nutritional values of the meat. An acceptable meat extender for this reason should be capable of Ewing added to ground meat at levels of up to 50 per cent or more by quantity without considerably modifying the quality of the natural product.An acceptable meat extender should be developed from a relatively inexpensive and plentiful plant tissue source by means of an easily practiced process. The meat extender should also be capable of being mixed with a variety of meats. The meat extender should also be capable of resembling the taste, texture, appearance and nutritional value of meats. And finally, an acceptable meat extender should be sufficiently delicious to make it appealing for human consumption even if it is not mixed with any meat. In the Philippines, home-grown plants like the cassava leaves have been investigated as excellent sources of meat extenders.

Locally, Cassava is an accessible crop. It can be easily found in the country and all though out Laguna in most times of the year. But while this crop is abundant, only its tubers are fully utilized and the leaves left wasted. The cassava leaf is a nutritious and edible part of the plant; hence, this study. Page 9 This study aspired to establish the acceptability of cassava leaf as a nutritious and natural extender to meat. .

To identify the petrochemicals present in cassava leaves through research. 2.To determine the degree of acceptability of cassava leaves as a nutritious and natural extender to meat in terms of: 2. 1.

Taste; 2. 2. Texture; and 2. 3. Appearance.

3. To establish the affordability of cassava leaf as a natural meat extender and as a nutritional additive for food in terms of cost. This study could drive the concerned agencies on the exceptional gains we can derive from cassava leaves when used as a meat extender and nutritional additive for food.

Future initiatives on food production could improve and eighteen the use of this plant to help solve problems on food shortage as well as On nutrition.This study could also serve as a motivation to young researchers like us to discover more locally-available plants that could be processed as nutritious and natural extender to meat. Finally, the cassava leaf as a wasted part of the plant is utilized for its potential as a nutritious and natural extender to meat. Page 10 Scope and Delimitation of the Study The study was conducted at Trace College, High School Department Building, Los Bassos, Laguna with the constant supervision of the researchers’ science coacher. The research started on January IS, 2012 and ended on March 2, 2012.Samples of the tasty hamburger with cassava leaves were evaluated by untrained respondents using a 9-point Hedonistic rating scale based on taste, texture and appearance. Cost-effectiveness of the cassava leaf as nutritious and natural extender to meat was determined in terms of affordability. The Euphorically (spurge family) native to South America that is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source Of carbohydrates.

Cassava is the third arrest source of carbohydrates for human food in the world.Food Shortage is the lack of food supply to human population that may lead to famine or hunger. Human Nutrition, study of how food affects the health and survival of the human body. Human beings require food to grow, reproduce, and maintain good health.

Extender is substance added to modify a product or a substance that is added to a product to dilute it, add body to it, or modify it in other ways.

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