Physicochemical Analysis of Pomegranate of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 246-251
Received: Sep. 25, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 7, 2015; Published: Oct. 28, 2015
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Faisal Abbas, Department of Agriculture and Food Technology, Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Pakistan
Nawazish Ali, Department of Agriculture and Food Technology, Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Pakistan
Yawar Abbas, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Attarad Ali, Department of Biotechnology, Quid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Naveed Hussain, Department of Agriculture and Food Technology, Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Pakistan
Tanveer Abbas, Department of Agriculture and Food Technology, Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Pakistan
Abdul-Rehman Phull, Department of Biology, Kongju National University, Gongju, Republic of Korea
Islamuddin , Rescue 1122 Gilgit, Pakistan
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Juice can be considered as an important and functional ingredient in food products. The aim of current study was to screen and compare the physico-chemical properties of some indigenous species of pomegranate in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Pakistan. Fruits were collected from three tehsil regions of GB i.e. Bagrote, Jalalabad and Heramosh valleys. The fruits were washed, peeled off and arils were separated. Fresh juice was prepared from the arils and physico-chemical properties were evaluated. The pH of juice was found in the range of 2.4 (Sour, Jutial Gilgit) to 3.9 (sweet, Jalalabad). Comparative to other areas, pomegranate species of the Jutial exhibited higher total soluble solids (TSS) as 11.5 (sour) 14.5 (sweet) 14.2 (doom). The proximate reducing sugar analysis showed the higher content of reducing sugars in Sweet >Doom >Sour varieties. Lowest average ash and moisture content was observed in sour and higher was determined in sweet varieties.
Physico-Chemical, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Pomegranate, Nutrients, Juice, Tehsil, TSS
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Faisal Abbas, Nawazish Ali, Yawar Abbas, Attarad Ali, Naveed Hussain, Tanveer Abbas, Abdul-Rehman Phull, Islamuddin , Physicochemical Analysis of Pomegranate of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 246-251. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20150406.12
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