QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF COMMERCIAL PROCESSED APPLE JUICE AVAILABLE IN KARACHI CITY
Apple juice is one of the most popular fruit juices in the world. Apple fruits are the sources of electrolytes, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins, rich in fiber. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety of fruit juices available in Karachi. Ten types Apple juice were collected from several areas of the city and analyzed. This study based on evaluation of physicochemical parameter (PH, Conductivity, TDS, Salinity, Dissolved oxygen, Temperature) heavy metals (Na, K, Fe, Cr, Zn, Mn, Cu, Ni, Pb Cd) and fungal contamination of HIT processed tetrapacks commonly consumed by the populace of Karachi city. The results were compared with dietary reference limit for food energy recommended by FDA.