Dr. Asif  Ahmad

Dr. Asif Ahmad

Professor
Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Food Technology from Arid Agriculture University, Pakistan

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Biography

Dr. Asif Ahmad holds a PhD degree in Food Technology and have vast teaching and research experience in discipline of Agriculture, Food science and Nutrition. He is member of many scholastic societies working in field of Food Science and Nutrition. He is author of two books, four book chapters and more than 45 Research articles. His research on agricultural crops for extraction of bioactive compounds and dietary fiber has published in international journals of repute. He devised some low cost techniques for extraction of dietary fibers using indigenous resources. On his credit, there are several National and international awards including prestigious Fulbright postdoc fellowship. Currently, he is working as Associate professor (Food technology) with PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi.

Area of Interest:

Food Science Technology
100%
Food Technology
62%
Human Nutrition
90%
Food Properties
75%
Agricultural Science
55%

Education

2015

Ph.D.

Arid Agriculture University, Pakistan

Food Technology

Selected Publications

  1. Asif, A. and A. Tauseef, 2019. Water Purification Technologies. In: Engineering of Bottled and Packaged Water, Holban, A.M. and A.M. Grumezescu (Ed.). Woodhead publishing Press, USA,.

  2. Amir, R.M., M.A. Randhawa, M. Nadeem, A. Ahmed, A. Ahmad et al., 2019. Assessing and reporting household chemicals as a novel tool to mitigate pesticide residues in spinach (Spinacia oleracea). Sci. Rep., Vol 9. 10.1038/s41598-018-37936-2.
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  3. Akhtar, M., A. Ahmad, T. Masud and F.H. Wattoo, 2019. Phenolic, carotenoid, ascorbic acid contents and their antioxidant activities in bell pepper. Acta Sci. Pol. Hortorum Cult,, 18: 13-21.
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  4. Mehmood, T., A. Ahmed, A. Ahmad, M.S. Ahmad and M.A. Sandhu, 2018. Optimization of mixed surfactants-based β-carotene nanoemulsions using response surface methodology: An ultrasonic homogenization approach. Food Chem., 253: 179-184.
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  5. Ibrahim, M.S., A. Ahmad, A. Sohail, A.A. Yousaf and M.K. Ibrahim, 2018. Globalization the major cause of food contamination need prompt action. J. Food Nutr. Dis., 10.4172/2324-9323-C3-015.
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  6. Asif, A. and K. Sumaira, 2018. Therapeutic Aspects of Probiotics and Prebiotics. In: Diet, Microbiome and Health, Holban, A.M. and A.M. Grumezescu (Eds.). Elsevier Academic Press, USA, pp: 53-91.

  7. Asif, A. and K. Nauman, 2018. Dietary Fibers in Modern Food Production: A Special Perspective with β-glucans. In: Biopolymers for food Designs Volume 20, Grumezescu, A.M. (Ed.). Elsevier Academic Press, USA, ISBN: 9780128115015,.

  8. Asif, A. and K. Muhammad, 2018. β-Glucan as a Food Ingredient. In: Biopolymers for Food Design (Vol 20), Grumezescu, A.M. (Ed.). Elsevier Academic Press, USA., ISBN-13: 978-0128114490, pp: 351-381.

  9. Asif, A. and K. Muhammad, 2018. Flavonoids as Nutraceuticals. In: Therapeutic, Probiotic and Unconventional Foods, Grumezescu, A.M. and A.M. Holban (Eds.). Elsevier Academic Press, USA, ISBN: 13: 978-0128146255,.

  10. Asif, A. and H. Imtiaz, 2018. Functional Beverage and Human Health. In: Functional and Medicinal Beverages, A.M. and A.M. Grumezescu (Eds.). Elsevier Academic Press, USA, ISBN: 9780128163979,.

  11. Asif, A. and A. Zaheer, 2018. Fortification in Beverages. In: Production and Management of Beverages, Holban, A.M. and A.M. Grumezescu (Eds.). Woodhead Publishing Press, USA.

  12. Abbasi, K.S., T. Masud, A. Ahmad, A. Sohail and A. Qayyum, 2018. Analysis of selective potato varieties and their functional assessment. Food Sci. Technol., 10.1590/fst.26217 .
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  13. Zaheer, A. and A. Asif, 2017. Biopolymers from Bacteria: Production and Application. In: Microbial Production of Food Ingredients and Additives, Grumezescu, A.M. (Eds.). Academic Press, USA., ISBN: 9780128115206.

  14. Mujtaba, A., T. Masud, A. Ahmad, W. Ahmed, S. Jabbar and R.E. Levin, 2017. Antibacterial activity by chlorogenic acid isolated through resin from apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.). Pak. J. Agric. Res., 30: 144-148.
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  15. Mehmood, T., A. Ahmad, A. Ahmed and Z. Ahmed, 2017. Optimization of olive oil based O/W nanoemulsions prepared through ultrasonic homogenization: A response surface methodology approach. Food Chem., 229: 790-796.
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  16. Khalid, S., N. Khalid, R.S. Khan, H. Ahmed and A. Ahmad, 2017. A review on chemistry and pharmacology of Ajwa date fruit and pit. Trend Food Sci. Technol., 63: 60-69.
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  17. Khalid, S., A. Ahmad and M. Kaleem, 2017. Antioxidant capacity and phenolic contents of ajwa date and their effect on lipo-protein profile. Funct. Food Health Dis., 7: 396-410.
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  18. Asif, A. and A. Zaheer, 2017. Effects of Different Bioactive Compounds on Cancer. In: Functional Foods and Cancer: Bioactive Compounds and Cancer, Volume 4, Martirosyan, D.M. and J.R. Zhou (Ed.). Ist Edn., Create Space Independent Publishing, USA., ISBN: 13: 978-1975953171.

  19. Amir, R.M., R. Kausar, A. Ahmad, M.A. Khan and M. Nadeem et al., 2017. Assessment of pesticide residues in cauliflower and associated health Implication. Sylwan, 161: 170-179.
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  20. Ahmad, A., U. Irfan, R.M. Amir and K.S. Abbasi, 2017. Development of high energy cereal and nut granola bar. Int. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 1: 13-20.

  21. Sammi, S., T. Masud, A. Ahmad, S.S. Naqvi, A. Ahmad and A. Mujtaba, 2016. Potassium permanganate effects on postharvest conversation of Turning Tomato (Var. Rio Grande) fruits. Transylvanian Rev., .

  22. Mujtaba, A., T. Masud, A. Ahmad and S.M. Naqvi, 2016. Effect of solvents on extraction yield, total flavonoid, total phenolic contents, DPPH scavenging activity and antibacterial potential of three apricot cultivars. Transyl. Rev., 24: 1662-1676.
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  23. Khalid, S., A. Ahmad, T. Masud, M.J. Asad and M. Sandhu, 2016. Nutritional assessment of ajwa date flesh and pits in comparison to local varieties. J. Anim. Plant Sci., 4: 1072-1080.
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  24. Kaleem, M., A. Ahmad, S. Khalid and M.T. Azam, 2016. HPLC condition optimization for identification of flavonoids from Carissa opaca. Sci. Int., 28: 343-348.

  25. Asif, A. and A. Zaheer, 2016. 11 - Nutraceutical Aspects of β-glucan with Application in Food Products. In: Nutraceuticals, Grumezescu, A.M. (Ed.). Elsevier Academic Press, USA., ISBN: 978-0-12-804305-9, pp: 387-425.

  26. Abbasi, K.S., T. Masud, A. Qayyum, S.U. Khan and A. Ahmad et al., 2016. Transition in tuber quality attributes of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) under different packaging systems during storage. J. Appl. Bot. Food Quali., 89: 142-149.
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  27. Abbasi, K.S., T. Masud, A. Qayyum, A. Ahmad, A. Mehmood, Y. Bibi and A. Sher, 2016. Photo-induced changes in quality attributes of potato tubers during storage. J. Appl. Bot. Food Q., 89: 332-338.
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  28. Ahmad, A., M. Kaleem, Z. Ahmed and H. Shafiq, 2015. Therapeutic potential of flavonoids and their mechanism of action against microbial and viral infections: A review. Food Res. Int., 77: 221-235.
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  29. Tasneem, M., F. Siddique, A. Ahmad and U. Farooq, 2014. Stabilizers: Indispensable substances in dairy products of high rheology. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr., 54: 869-879.
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  30. Shafiq, H., A. Ahmad, T. Masud and M. Kaleem, 2014. Cardio-protective and anti-cancer therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa. Iran. J. Basic Med. Sci., 17: 967-979.
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  31. Khalid, N., A. Ahmed, M.S. Bhatti, M.A. Randhawa, A. Ahmad and R. Rafaqat, 2014. A question mark on zinc deficiency in 185 million people in pakistan: Possible way out. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr., 54: 1222-1240.
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  32. Khalid, N., A. Ahmad, S. Khalid, A. Ahmed and M. Irfan, 2014. Mineral composition and health functionality of Zamzam water: A review. Int. J. Food Prop., 17: 661-677.
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  33. Hayat, I., A. Ahmad, T. Masud, A. Ahmed and S. Bashir, 2014. Nutritional and health perspectives of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.): An Overview. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr., 54: 580-592.
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  34. Hayat, I., A. Ahmad, A. Ahmed, S. Khalil and M. Gulfraz, 2014. Exploring the potential of red kidney beans (phaseolus vulgaris l.) To develop protein based product for food applications. J. Anim. Plant Sci., 24: 860-868.
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  35. El Abbassi, A., N. Khalid, H. Zbakh and A. Ahmad, 2014. Physicochemical characteristics, nutritional properties, and health benefits of argan oil: A review. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr., 54: 1401-1414.
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  36. Anjum, N., S. Maqsood, T. Masud, A. Ahmad, A. Sohail and A. Momin, 2014. Lactobacillus acidophilus: Characterization of the species and application in food production. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr., 54: 1241-1251.
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  37. Ahmed, A., N. Khalid, A. Ahmad, N.A. Abbasi, M.S.Z. Latif and M.A. Randhawa, 2014. Phytochemicals and biofunctional properties of buckwheat: A review. J. Agric Sci., 152: 349-369.
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  38. Ahmed, A., A. Ahmad, N. Khalid, A. David, M.A. Sandhu, M.A. Randhawa and H.A.R. Suleria, 2014. A question mark on iron deficiency in 185 million people of Pakistan: Its outcomes and prevention. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr., 54: 1617-1635.
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  39. Ahmad, A., N. Arshad, Z. Ahmed, M.S. Bhatti and T. Zahoor et al., 2014. Perspective of surface active agents in baking industry: An overview. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr., 54: 208-224.
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  40. Ahmad, A., I. Hayat, S. Arif, T. Masud, N. Khalid and A. Ahmed, 2014. Mechanisms involved in the therapeutic effects of soybean (Glycine Max). Int. J. Food Prop. 17: 1332-1354.
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  41. Yousaf, A.A., A. Ahmed, A. Ahmad, T. Hameed, M.A. Randhawa, I. Hayat and N. Khalid, 2013. Nutritional and functional evaluation of wheat flour cookies supplemented with gram flour. Int J. Food Sci. Nutr., 64: 63-68.
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  42. Siddique, F., K.S. Khan, A. Ahmad, A. Ahmed, M. Gulfraz and F.H. Wattoo, 2013. Development and optimization of sweet cream butter from buffaloes at cottage scale. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 10: 17265-17274.
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  43. Mehmood, T., A. Ahmad, A. Ahmed, A. Wakeel, A.S. Khan, H.H. Baig and A. Rafique, 2013. Physico-chemical and sensory evaluation of different vanaspati ghee available in Pakistan. Innov. Romanian Food Biotechnol., 12: 61-68.
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  44. Chatha, Z.A., A. Ahmad, T. Zahoor, A. Raza and M. Kaleem, 2013. Effect of gamma irradiation, UV-Irradiation and hot water treatment on fungal growth and aflatoxin in mango fruits (Mangifera indica L.). Pak. J. Nutr., 12: 1050-1056.
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  45. Chatha, Z. A., A. Ahmad, T. Zahoor and A. Raza, 2013. Comparative effect of gamma irradiation, UV-C and hot water on antioxidant potential of mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruit. Pakistan J. Nut., 12: 1019-1023.
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  46. Akhtar, S., A. Ahmed, A. Ahmad, Z. Ali, M. Riaz and T. Ismail, 2013. Iron status of the Pakistani population-current issues and strategies. Asia Pac. J. Clin. Nutr., 22: 340-347.
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  47. Ahmed, Z., Y. Wang, N. Anjum, H. Ahmad, A. Ahmad and M. Raza, 2013. Characterization of new exopolysaccharides produced by coculturing of L. kefiranofaciens with yoghurt strains. Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 59: 377-383.
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  48. Ahmed, Z., Y. Wang, N. Anjum, A. Ahmad and S.T. Khan, 2013. Characterization of exopolysaccharide produced by Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens ZW3 isolated from Tibet kefir-Part II. Food Hydrocolloids, 30: 343-350.
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  49. Ahmed, Z., Y. Wang, A. Ahmad, S.T. Khan, M. Nisa, H. Ahmad and A. Afreen, 2013. Kefir and health: A contemporary perspective. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr., 53: 422-434.
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  50. Ahmed, A., M. Anjum, A. Ahmad, N. Khalid, M.A. Randhawa, Z. Ahmad and W. Farid, 2013. Effects of hydrocolloids on partial baking and frozen storage of wheat flour chapatti. Food Sci. Technol. Res., 19: 97-103.
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  51. Adnan, M., A. Ahmad, A. Ahmed, N. Khalid, I. Hayat and I. Ahmed, 2013. Chemical composition and sensory evaluation of tea (camellia sinensis) commercialized in Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot., 45: 901-907.
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  52. Adnan, M., A. Ahmad, A. Ahmed, N. Khalid, I. Hayat and I. Ahmed, 2013. Chemical composition and sensory evaluation of tea (camellia sinensis) commercialized in Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot., 45: 901-907.
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  53. Zafar, S., A. Ahmed, R. Ahmad, M.A. Randhawa, M. Gulfraz, A. Ahmad and F. Siddique, 2012. Chemical residues of some pyrethroid insecticides in eggplant and okra fruits: Effect of processing and chemical solutions. J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 34: 1169-1175.

  54. Shafiq, H., F. Iftikhar, A. Ahmad, M. Kaleem and A.T. Sair, 2012. Effect of crystallization on the water activity of honey. Int. J. Food. Nutr. Sci., 3: 1-6.
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  55. Nauman, K., A. Asif and A. Anwaar, 2012. Micronutrients Deficiencies in 185 Million People of Pakistan: Special Reference to Zinc and Iron. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN:-10: 3847301144,.

  56. Mehmood, T., A. Ahmad, A. Ahmed and N. Khalid, 2012. Quality evaluation and safety assessment of different cooking oils available in Pakistan. J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 34: 518-525.

  57. Khan, W., A. Ahmed, A. Ahmad, M.A. Randhawa, R. Ahmad and N. Khalid, 2012. Heavy metal contamination in vegetables grown in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 34: 914-919.

  58. Dilshad, S.M.R., N. Ahmad, A. Iqbal, M.A. Ali and A. Ahmad, 2012. Effect of flax seeds (Linum usitatissimum) on uterine and ovarian protein contents, ovarian cholesterol, serum estradiol and onset of puberty in immature female mice. Int. J. Agr. Biol., 14: 781-786.
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  59. Arif, S., A. Ahmad, T. Masud, N. Khalid, I. Hayat, F. Siddique and M. Ali, 2012. Effect of flour processing on the quality characteristics of a soy-based beverage. Int J. Food Sci., Nutr., 63: 940-946.
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  60. Ahmed, A., N.A. Malik, M.A. Randhawa, S. Akhtar, A. Ahmad, H. Ahmed and S.S. Shah, 2012. Changes in vegetable oil used for commercial frying: A case study from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 34: 1079-1083.

  61. Ahmad, A., F.M. Anjum, T. Zahoor, H. Nawaz and S.M.R. Dilshad, 2012. Beta glucan: A valuable functional ingredient in foods. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr., 52: 201-212.
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  62. Ahmad, A., B. Munir, M. Abrar, S. Bashir, M. Adnan and T. Tabassum, 2012. Perspective of β-glucan as functional ingredient for food industry. J. Nutr. Food Sci. Vol., 2. 10.4172/2155-9600.1000133.
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  63. Khan, A.N., A. Ahmed, M.S. Bhatti, M.A. Randhawa, A. Ahmad and A.A. Yousaf, 2011. Effect of additives on the shelf life extension of chapatti. Food Sci. Technol. Res., 17: 203-208.
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  64. Asif, A. and A. Zaheer, 2011. Tailoring Oat for Future Foods. In: Oats Cultivation, Uses and Health Effects, Murphy, D.L. (Ed.). Nova Science Publishers, USA., ISBN-10: 1613242778.

  65. Asif, A. and A.F. Muhammad, 2010. Persepctive of β-glucan: Extraction and Utilization. VDM Publishers, Germany, ISBN-10: 3639290542, Pages: 240.

  66. Ahmad, A., F.M. Anjum, T. Zahoor, H. Nawaz and Z. Ahmed, 2010. Extraction and characterization of β-d-glucan from oat for industrial utilization. Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 46: 304-309.
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  67. Gulfraz, M., R. Kasuar, G. Arshad, S. Mehmood and N. Minhas, et al , 2009. Isolation and characterization of edible oil from wild olive. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 8: 3734-3738.
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  68. Ahmad, A., F.M. Anjum, T. Zahoor, H. Nawaz and A. Din, 2009. Physicochemical and functional properties of barley β-glucan as affected by different extraction procedures. Int. J. Food Sci., Technol., 44: 181-187.
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  69. Ahmad, A., F.M. Anjum, T. Zahoor and H. Nawaz, 2009. Extraction of β-glucan from oat and its interaction with glucose and lipoprotein profile. Pak. J. Nutr., 8: 1486-1492.
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  70. Ahmed, M., A. Ahmad, Z.A. Chatha and S.M.R. Dilshad, 2008. Studies on preparation of ready to serve mandarin (Citrus reticulata) diet drink. Pak. J. Agric. Sci., 45: 470-476.
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  71. Ahmad, A., F.M. Anjum, T. Zahoor, Z.A. Chatha and H. Nawaz, 2008. Effect of barley β-glucan on sensory characteristics of bread. Pak. J. Agri. Sci., 45: 88-94.
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  72. Kashif, S.A., H. Mahmood and A. Ahmad, 2004. Effect of water solouble coatings on the storage of bananas (Musa cavendishii cv.Basrai). Pak. J. Arid. Agric., 7: 73-82.

  73. Kashif, S.A., H. Mahmood and A. Ahmad, 2004. Effect of different ethylene absorbents on the storage of banana (Musa cavendishii cv. Basrai). Pak. J. Arid. Agric., 7: 1-11.

  74. Jahangir, M., T. Masud, A. Ahmad, 2002. Effect of different stablizers on brix, acidity and ascorbic acid contents of Tomato concentrate. Pak. J. Food Sci., 12: 45-48.

  75. Amin, A., M. Ali, A. Ahmad and M. Hassan, 2001. Effect of coatings and Polyethylene sheet on the shelf life of mangoes (Mangifera indicaL.). Pak. J. Arid. Agric., 4: 7-13.
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  76. Ali, M., M.K. Saeed, A. Ahmad and A. Nasreen, 2000. Stabilization and preservation of yogurt drink. Pak. J. Arid. Agric., 3: 33-37.
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