Rabia Shabir Ahmad

Rabia Shabir Ahmad
Government College University Faisalabad | GCUF · Department of Food Science

Phd

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Peach (Prunus persica) fruit belongs to the rose family (Rosaceae), and it is widely cultivated in the warmer temperate regions of North America, Africa, and Asia. The processing of peach fruit generates a massive amount of peach fruit waste (PFW). The PFW consists of a mixture of skin, seeds, and some pieces of fruit. The PFW has been recognized a...
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Chicory can be used as herbal medicine against different ailments and also added to daily diet as vegetable or animal feed. An efficacy trial was conducted to assess the potential of this plant against liver disorders using rodent modeling. The trials comprised two modules i.e., normal diet and chicory-based supplemented diet. Moreover, experimenta...
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Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) belongs to the family Myrtaceae producing high-quality oil extracted from leaves and buds of plants using conventionally distillation process or technically advanced microwave-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, and supercritical fluid extraction techniques. Oil content majorly comprised 15.0%–20.0% essential oils, mainly eug...
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In the present investigation, the emulsion blends of chia seed oil (CSO, 50%) and fish oil (FO, 50%) were spray dried using operating conditions such as inlet air temperature (IAT 125, 140, 155, 170, 185°C), wall material (WM 5, 10, 15, 20, 25%), pump speed (PS 3, 4, 5, 6, 7mL/min) and needle speed (NS 3, 5, 7, 9, 11S), respectively. The highest EE...
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In this modern era of digitalization and consumer awareness regarding food safety issues, it has become important to build proper strategies that can ensure the quality and safety of the food items from farm to forks. People love to eat at restaurants not only during business meetings but also with their family for fun and entertainment. The choice...
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This review focused attention on the therapeutic and nutraceuticals perspective of kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) which is considered as “miracle food” in recent years which is belonged to a cruciferous vegetable comprised of leaves and stem. Kale plant is divided particularly into leaves, stem, and roots; especially, stem and leaves are us...
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During the last decade, scientific investigations have put more focus on diet based therapies to prevent numerous maladies especially hypercholesterolemia and related disorders. Current project was designed to discover the nutraceutical worth of natural unifloral honeys from Acacia nilotica (Desi Kikar) and Citrus limetta (Mosambi) against hypercho...
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The anticancer and anti-inflammatory activities of wild-sage (Lantana camara) leaves essential oil were evaluated against various human cell lines. In this regard, steam hydro-distillation technique was used for oil extraction. Chemical characterization of L. camara essential oil (LCEO) was done by GC-MS, and forty one chemical components (98.69%)...
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Opuntia spp., the prickly pear fruit, also known as cactus pear, belongs to the cactus family, Cactaceae. The fruits are the well-known raw material that is considered a significant source of bioactive substances (anthocyanin, betalains, carotenoids, flavonoids, and phenolic acids), vitamins, and minerals with health-promoting properties. Therefore...
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Functional food is a whole ingredient or a part of food that used as food for specific therapeutic purposes. It is divided into two wide categories: Conventional and modified functional foods. Conventional functional Foods are composed of natural or whole-food ingredients that provide functional substances while modified functional is food or food...
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The aim of current research was to determine the effect of different extraction techniques on the antioxidant capacity of green tea, black tea and ginger polyphenols. Initially, the raw materials were subjected to composi-tional analysis. Afterward, the bioactive moieties from all the samples were extracted through ultrasound and conventional solve...
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The aim of current research was to determine the effect of different extraction techniques on the antioxidant capacity of green tea, black tea and ginger polyphenols. Initially, the raw materials were subjected to compositional analysis. Afterward, the bioactive moieties from all the samples were extracted through ultrasound and conventional solven...
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The present work was conceptualized to determine the potential protective effects of curcumin on arsenic-induced kidney damage in male albino rat model. Thirty six male albino rats were selected, weighed about 175±10g and classified into four groups (9 rats in each group) such as C group (control with basal diet), Cur group (curcumin 200mg/kg body...
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Abstract Background Food intake and eating behavior are two important risk factors that lead to obesity and other associated metabolic and reproductive disorders like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Most of the phytonutrients like hydrolysable tannin (HT) have the ability to reduce the nutrient intake that might be a suitable remedy for weight...
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Nano-encapsulation in terms of nanotechnology is one of the wide ranged and rapid adopted technologies in food industry. Nanotechnology has modernized the whole food system from production to stored products for the improvement in quality and preservation of nutritional status. Nano-encapsulation is also known as promising technology to protect bio...
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Background: Food intake and eating behavior are two important risk factors that lead to obesity and other metabolic and reproductive disorders like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Most of the phytonutrients like hydrolysable tannin (HT) have the ability to reduce the nutrient intake that might be a suitable remedy for weight management of femal...
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Background: Omega-3 fatty acids (Ω-3 PUFAs) may help to improve health status in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) by reducing numerous metabolic disorders (insulin sensitivity, hyperinsulinemia, lipid profile, obesity and inflammation). To evaluate the current objective, 16 weeks (6 weeks of adjustment period followed by 10 weeks of collection p...
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Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni a non-caloric, safe and natural sweetener has been shown pharmaceutically important in the management of blood disorders. This study was designed to investigate hematology and safety of stevia aqueous extract through animal modeling. For this purpose, fifty albino rats were categorized into 5 groups and all the groups were...
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Medicinal plants are gaining popularity as folk medicine due to future demand to get rid of synthetic health promoting medicines. Nowadays, black tea is gaining interest as the most frequently consumed therapeutic drink after the water. The importance of black tea is due to existence of flavonoids such as (Thearubigins (TRs) and theaflavins (TFs) a...
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Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is a popular natural drug, traditionally used for the treatment of a wide range of diseases. Its root, as its most popular part used for medicinal purposes, contains different types of phytochemicals and minerals. This review summarizes what is currently known on biochemistry, safety, pharmacological activities (mechanis...
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The study designed to evaluate the role of sesame, fenugreek flax, and nuts seeds as best alternatives for therapeutic agents to improve bone mineral status. Effect of these plant seeds on proximate composition, antioxidant potential, mineral, fatty acid, and amino acid profile of supplements was studied. The sesame, fenugreek, and flaxseeds were i...
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Background: The spices based dietary interventions are in lime light among the scientific community owing to their promising therapeutic perspective. The bioactive components in spices can be used to exert various health promoting functions in human body such as prompting weight loss, inhibit diet-induced obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycem...
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This study investigated the effect of different doses (0, 3, and 7 kGy) of e‐beam on the microbiological and physicochemical qualities and the profile of fatty acids of the frozen duck meat (FDM). Electron beam at the dose of 3 kGy showed more than 2 log and 1 log cycles of reduction in the total bacterial (TAB) and coliform counts (TCC), respectiv...
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Metabolic syndrome, variously known also as insulin resistance or syndrome X, is a frequently prevailing problem in underdeveloped, organized and developed world regions. Metabolic syndrome is usually accompanied by concentrations of high triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, blood pressure, insulin resistance and stress symbols...
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Currently there is much growing attention in the phytochemicals as bioactive constituents of food. Polyphenols a vital group of chemicals substances structurally categorized due to the presence of phenol units. During the last few decades, numerous studies showed that dietary polyphenols have fetched much of the interest of researchers on the poten...
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The core directive of current study was to compare the different extraction techniques for their extraction yield of ginger bioactive moieties. Purposely, ultrasonic assisted and supercritical fluid extraction techniques were adapted alongside conventional solvent extraction for comparison. The variables targeted for the extraction process in diffe...
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Abstract Ruminant meat flavor is an important quality and sensory parameter which relays mainly on the organoleptic characteristics of meat. Meat flavor is vital factor for the palatability and acceptability of meat by the consumers. There are various intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence eating quality of meat. Among these factors, flavor...
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Background: Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) natural, safe, non-toxic, non-caloric sugar substitute is rich source of pharmacologically important glycoside stevioside that is linked to the pathology and complications of hyperlipidemia. Methods: The present research was carried out to explore the anti-hyperlipidemic effect of aqueous extract of...
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Polyphenols have credentials to tackle the oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the imbalance between free radicals production and antioxidant enzymes ability to tackle these radicals resulting the onset various metabolic related disorders. Polyphenols based foods have credential as a shield against these glitches mainly owing to their antioxidant...
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Background: Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) natural, non-caloric sugar substitute is rich source of pharmacologically important glycoside stevioside that is linked to the pathology and complications of diabetes. Methods: The current research was carried out to explore the anti-diabetic effect of aqueous extract of Stevia rebaudiana leaves in albino r...
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Background: In recent times, focus on plant research has improved all over the world and essential parts of plants provide bioactive compounds in human diet. The bael (Aegle marmelos) has enormous traditional uses in the treatment of chronic diarrhea, dysentery, peptic ulcers and as a laxative. The main focus of this study was characterization of...
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Honey is a natural domestic sweet food material and chemically diverse superfluous product of nectar acquired from flowers. Owing to the presence of higher amounts of antioxidant compounds covering phenolic, enzymes, organic acids and bioactive peptides, holds a strong ability to prevent various maladies. In addition, honey has also been exploited...
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The present study adds value to bael fruit pulp by using it in jam production. The functional jams were prepared as T0 (100% apple pulp), T1 (75% apple:25% bael), T2 (50% apple:50% bael), T3 (25% apple:75% bael) and T4 (100% bael pulp), respectively. Results showed that bael pulp was richer in dietary fiber contents while apple pulp showed higher s...
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The natural products are gaining immense importance in the domain of nutrition to prevent various maladies and improve the quality of life. Among these, natural exudates are of significant worth as these biochemical compounds are released by various living entities having pharmacological properties for utilization in various drug developments. Thes...
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During the last few years, scientific investigations have proposed diet based regimens to prevent several health ailments including obesity, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes. In this regard, a promising tool is the use of functional foods/nutraceuticals. Present research project was an attempt to explore nutraceutical worth of locally grown green...
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The onset of 21st century witnessed the awareness among the masses regarding the diet-health linkages. The researchers attempted to explore traditional products/plants were in the domain of pharmacy and nutrition focussing on their health benefits. In the present research intervention, we investigate the role of Nigella sativa fixed oil (NSFO) and...
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BACKGROUND The production of xylitol from lignocellulosic material is of great interest around the world. It can be used as bulk sweetener and its possible lower energy value has increased acceptance for discerning consumers. Xylitol was produced from indigenous agricultural by-product (mung bean hulls) through Candida tropicalis fermentation. Furt...
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Dietary interventions are among the emerging trends to curtail physiological malfunctioning like cancer, diabetes, cardiac complications, etc. The essence of phytonutrients has developed the concept of nutraceuticals at the junction of diet health linkages. In this context, theaflavin & thearubigins are the oxidized derivatives of black tea catechi...
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Abstract Green tea is the most widely consumed beverage besides water and has attained significant attention owing to health benefits against array of maladies e.g. obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disorders, and cancer insurgence. The major bioactive molecules are epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), epicatechin, epicatechin-3-gallate, epi...
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In the recent epoch, functional and nutraceuticals foods are gaining wide range of acceptability from the consumers. In the present research investigation, efforts were directed to exploit the green tea phytochemicals. Functional beverage was prepared with catechins and epigallocatechins gallate (EGCG) added individually @550 mg/500mL in respective...
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The plants and their functional ingredients hold potential to cure various maladies and number of plants hold therapeutic potential. The present research was designed study the health promoting potential of black cumin (Nigella sativa) fixed oil (BCFO) and essential oil (BCEO) against oxidative stress with special reference to multiple organ toxici...
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Background: Functional and nutraceutical foods are gaining immense popularity among the masses. Plants and their bioactive molecules are of prime importance. Although various plants from different geographical areas have been tested in the past, many horizons still need to be addressed. Black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) is one such example that is...

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