The Problem and Its Background
Crackers are widely eaten in the world, many people loves it because it is very handy and not hassle to eat, you’ll just need to open the packaging and it is ready to be eaten. This food are for all ages and comes with a lot of variety, but where crackers do comes from. The word cracker came from Massachusetts in 1801 when Josiah Bent accidentally burned a batch of what we call now as crackers. As the crackers burned, it makes a sound of a crackling noise which inspires its name. Josiah Bent is the first one who popularized crackers as snack food, he did some flavoring and varieties for it to be known to everyone.
Crackers are easily paired with other foods and also beverage, you can partner it with soda, coffee, tea or any other drink that you want, that’s why many people loves it. Actually crackers are very popular in the United States for over 150 years (Zydenbos & Taylor 2003) many Americans loves to eat this food because it is easy to bring knowing that in the United Sates it is always busy they don’t have enough time to prepare their food. Here in the Philippines crackers is also famous, it is the famous on the go snack of every Filipino, that’s why we transform crackers into a Filipino style delicacy like using ingredients such as arrow, cassava, coconut milk, dayap, and even rice flour. Before crackers is stored in a large glass jar and we get it when it is time for our merienda, aside from merienda we also serve it when we have visitors in our houses and we partnered it with coffee, hot chocolate or a tea. Crackers is also a famous “pasalubong” in our country, there are lot of well- known crackers that we have here in the Philippines such as Uraro, Galletas, Pacencia, Rosquillos, Otp and etc.
These are some proof that crackers is a very delicious food because even though it has been created a long time ago until this day many people loves eating it and sharing it with everyone.
Background of the Study
The problem of diabetes in our country started a long time ago and until now it is still one of the non-communicable disease that kills every Filipino. Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects our body’s ability to use energy found in food. The pancreas is unable to produce and utilize enough insulin resulting to excess sugar in the blood causing hyperglycemia (Jamorabo-Ruiz et al., 2011). According to the 8th National Nutrition Survey that was conducted over the years 2008 to 2013 the prevalence of diabetes significantly increased with a prevalence rate of 4.8 to 5.4% among adults ? 20 years old. The aim of this study is to find out what is the best root crop to choose to help in lowering the blood sugar and also produce a on the go food for diabetic patients, because we all know that person who has diabetes is not allowed to starve that why this research also aims to produce food that is very handy for them and at the same time provides the nutrients they need help to lower their blood sugar.