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Pakistan fulfils 80% of its edible oil requirements through import from other countries. Import of edible oil is a huge burden on country's economy and therefore, indigenous oil production must be augmented. Sunflower seed contains 40% of good quality oil. Hence, it can play a significant role for...

Author(s)
Keerio, R. A.; Soomro, N. S.; Soomro, A. A.; Siddiqui, M. A.; Khan, M. T.; Nizamani, G. S.; Kandhro, M. N.; Maryum Siddiqui; Hajra Khan; Soomro, F. D.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 264-269

The present study was designed to formulate a new antioxidant rich ready-to-serve (RTS) beverage by the combination of different ratios of apple and autumn olive juice (T1 = Apple 100% + Autumn olive 0%, T2 = Apple 80% + Autumn olive 20%, T3 = Apple 60% + Autumn olive 40%, T4 = Apple 40% + Autumn...

Author(s)
Hamza Tariq; Imran Hayat; Saima Rafiq; Aqsa Qayyum; Sohrab Qayyum
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 3, pp 516-526

Decomposition is a natural process of nutrient cycling in which the different elements play their role to decompose the plants parts such as roots, shoots, leaves and other parts. The present study was conducted to estimate the decomposition rate, litter fall production and elemental composition of ...

Author(s)
Kamran Aziz; Aamir Saleem; Malik, A. M.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 32, 3, pp 441-448

Fruit based products are major part of healthy diet ever since human life began on earth. Now a day, consumers prefer ready to eat and convenient food. Food bars are healthy nutritious, small meals having sensory attributes as well. In the present study, apricot based snack bars were prepared with...

Author(s)
Masooma Munir; Abdul Ahad; Asra Gull; Aqsa Qayyum; Siddique, N. R.; Amer Mumtaz; Naeem Safdar; Barkat Ali; Muhammad Nadeem; Qureshi, T. M.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 32, 3, pp 490-497

Microalgae are considered nowadays as a potential alternative feedstock for biodiesel and animal feed production since these organisms are known to possess high amounts of lipids, proteins, and other bioproducts. This study examines the possibility of using a green microalga, Desmodesmus sp....

Author(s)
Arguelles, E. D. L. R.; Laurena, A. C.; Monsalud, R. G.; Martinez-Goss, M. R.
Publisher
Crop Science Society of the Philippines, College, Philippines
Citation
Philippine Journal of Crop Science, 2019, 44, 2, pp 13-23

Rhizobium is well recognized because of their symbiotic association especially with leguminous forages and form special structure, i.e., nodules, with 90% of Fabaceae family and displayed all possible means for improving the fertility of soils. Rhizobium also forms a symbiotic association with...

Author(s)
Fraza Ijaz; Umair Riaz; Shazia Iqbal; Qamar-uz-Zaman; Ijaz, M. F.; Hina Javed; Qureshi, M. A.; Zuhra Mazhar; Khan, A. H.; Hassan Mehmood; Ijaz Ahmad
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 32, 2, pp 398-406

Date fruits contain an elevated amount of antioxidants and have potential antimicrobial activity. Effect of drying methods (sun-, oven- and freeze drying) on antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of date fruit powders from three varieties Zahidi, Aseel and Muzafati were investigated. The DPPH...

Author(s)
Asma Sohail; Aina Rafique; Abbasi, K. S.; Maryum Arif
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 32, 1, pp 1-7

The current research deals with the extraction and encapsulation of pumpkin seed oil (Cucurbita pepo). Pumpkin seeds contain many active ingredients including polysaccharides, vitamins, proteins, essential amino acids, carotenoids, fatty acids like linoleic acid and linolenic acid, lignans,...

Author(s)
Asma Sohail; Abbasi, K. S.; Maryum Arif; Fatima Najam
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 32, 1, pp 20-27

Three indigenous peanut cultivars from Pakistan specifically Local-334, Bard-92 and Bard-479 were investigated in the study for compositional quality and peanut butter development. Chemical composition of peanut cultivars indicated 5.53±0.20 to 5.93±0.02% moisture, 2.00±0.11 to 2.17±0.05% ash,...

Author(s)
Sahar Shibli; Farzana Siddique; Saeeda Raza; Zaheer Ahsan; Irum Raza
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 32, 1, pp 159-169

Conocarpus erectus is an evergreen shrub found on the shorelines in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, throughout the America, tropical Africa, and West Indies. The main objective of this review was to highlight the relevant documented knowledge published about its botanical aspects,...

Author(s)
Sabi-ur-Rehman; Farooq Azam; Shaheed-ur-Rehman; Tasbeeh-ur-Rahman; Ayeza Mehmood; Afshan Gohar; Abdul Samad
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019, 32, 1, pp 212-217

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