NUTRITIONAL AND MICROBIAL ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT BRANDS OF APPLE JUICES SOLD IN GILGIT CITY
Dr. Muhammad Shahnawaz, Shehnaz Sher, Sadat Sher Khan and Muhammad Saeed Awan.
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
In the present study microbiological and physico-chemical characteristics of four samples of commercially available apple juices
were examined. These samples were Haleeb Just Fruit (Apple Nectar), Nestle Fruita Vitals (Apple Nectar), Olfruite (Apple Power Up) and Tops Pulpy (Apple Drink). All juices were found To have a divers
degree of chemical compositions. Acidity was more than the standard
acidity. Among the products, TOPS pulpy Juice was found deficient in
certain chemical compositions. Besides, all the juices were found free
of microbiological contamination as indicated by total viable count
(TVC). Similarly , all samples were Found to be free of contamination
by coliform bacteria (both total coliforms and fecal coliforms). Yeast
and mold were also absent in all the samples. These results show that apple juice brands
analyzed in the present report are free of contamination and microbiologically fit for human consumption.