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Pomegranate: As an emerging Industry of Pakistan

(Authors: Muhammad Tahir Akram, Mahmood-Ul-Hasanand Muhammad Muzahir) Food is essential part of life, human body requires different types of ingredients like protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin and minerals to perform its daily activities. Fruits and vegetables are the huge blessing of Allah Almighty. Pomegranate is known as “The Fruit of Heaven” …

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Washington Palm (Washingtonia robusta)

Washington Palm (Washingtonia robusta) Zainab Ijaz, Dr. Imran-ul-Haq, Dr. Sajid Aleem Khan, Dr. Rashad Waseem Khan Qadri,  Dr. Rana M. Sabir Tariq Introduction : The Washingtonia or Mexican Fan Palm is an ornamental tree which can be seen around 40 to 50 feets and sometimes can also reach the height …

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Commercial applications of Chitosan

Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide and is obtained from chitin. Marine life is responsible for its commercial production.Its unique chemistry is responsible for its application in food industry, agriculture and plant sciences, textile industry, waste water treatment and biomedical sciences. In the form of biodegradable materials it is present abundantly. Chitosan …

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Role of Chitosan in Horticulture

Chitosan is playing very vital role in post-harvest technology by increasing shelf life of fruits and vegetables and extending vase life of flowers. It is applied to soil in case of nutrient deficiency and to cope with seed and soil borne diseases. It was declared first time as bio-pesticide when …

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Miraculous Fruit, Sweet lime

A natural combination of sweet, juicy and sour sweet lime is a strange summer fruit that can fresh you instantly. You can enjoy its pulpy flesh by slowly chewing it or you can drink a glass full of its yellowish green juice. It is low calorie and low fat diet …

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