Comparative Analysis of Ascorbic Acid Concentration in Two Varieties of Citrus (Citrus sinensis, Citrus limetta) Collected from Different Tehsils of District Sargodha, Pakistan
Abdul Ghani, Mujahid Hussain*, Muhammad Ikram, Noor Muhammad Iftikhar Ahmad, Ameer Khan, Mishal Iftikhar, Muhammad Imran, Khuram Shahzad, Muhammad Farooq and Tahira Hameed
Department of Botany, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mujahid Hussain
Department of Botany
University of Sargodha
Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
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Received March 01, 2016; Accepted April 27, 2016; Published April 28, 2016
Citation: Ghani A, Hussain H, Ikram M, Ahmad NMI, Khan A, et al. (2016) Comparative Analysis of Ascorbic Acid Concentration in Two Varieties of Citrus (Citrus sinensis, Citrus limetta) Collected from Different Tehsils of District Sargodha, Pakistan. Vitam Miner 5:138. doi:10.4172/2376-1318.1000138
Copyright: © 2016 Ghani A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Citrus is one of the most commonly consumed fruits in Pakistan. The present study was conducted to evaluate ascorbic acid concentration in Citrus sinensis and Citrus limetta collected from different tehsils of District Sargodha. All the varieties have good source of vitamin c, but the highest concentration was reported in Citrus sinensis, which was collected from tehsil Sahiwal and that was 89.69 mg/100 mL and lowest reported in Citrus limetta 33.155 mg/100 mL, which was collected from Tehsil Silanwali.