Hajra Nisar

University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Pakistan

Maqsood Ahmed

Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Pakistan

Muhammad Akbar Anjum

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan

Sajjad Hussain

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan


In the present work, genetic diversity in nutritional composition of sixteen plum genotypes growing at four different locations of Tehsil Rawalakot, District Poonch of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Pakistan) were studied. Various parameters like moisture, dry matter, ash and total soluble solids contents, acidity, pH, vitamin C and sugar content, shelf-life and sensory/organoleptic evaluation, anthocyanins, phenolics and antioxidant activity were evaluated and variation in these characteristics has been discussed. The results suggested that the genotypes differed in their nutritional composition of fruits, anthocyanin and phenolic contents and antioxidant activity of fruit. The results of the present study regarding the nutritional status of existing plum germplasm will contribute and increase our knowledge about the genus Prunus and broaden the gene pool available for future plant breeding programs.


antioxidants, biochemical analysis, biodiversity, genotypes, proximate composition

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Hajra Nisar 
University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Pakistan
Maqsood Ahmed 
Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
Muhammad Akbar Anjum 
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan
Sajjad Hussain 
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan



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