DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.09.004
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Mohammad Abdur Rahim

Abstract: Fruits are highly nutritious and form as key food commodity in the human consumption. They are highly perishable due to their low shelf life. These food commodities are reported to be contaminated with toxic and health hazardous chemicals. Chemicals like calcium carbide, higher doses of ethylene and oxytocin are reportedly being used in fruit for artificial ripening of fruits and for increasing the size of fruits etc. Moreover, formalin also used for extending the shelf life of fruits also causes several healt…

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