Detection of helminths in organically grown Lactuca sativa (Lettuce) and Brassica oleracea (Kale) in selected farms in Silang, Cavite

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Grade 12


organic vegetables, parasites, Lettuce, Kale, contamination, centrifugation, helminths


Sedimentation and centrifugation process were done for the examination and identification of parasites. The presence of parasites was calculated in percentage for the determination of significant differences in terms of parasitic contamination. Furthermore, compared to Lettuce, Kale acquired a higher percentage of parasitic contamination which was due to its contact with soil when planted, as well as its surface and structure. Associated diseases were also indicated in relation to the parasites identified. It is recommended for future researchers to consider a wider scope and a higher range of sample. Lastly, it is suggested for the consumers to employ proper food sanitation and practices to avoid acquiring parasitic contamination.

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Pancho E. Ercilla

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