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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
Abstract


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.

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