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Herbs and Spices - New Processing Technologies

Rabia Shabir Ahmad

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Rabia Shabir Ahmad won various research projects funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and was honored to receive the highest funded project under the National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU). She acts as a Chairperson of the Department of Food Science at her institution.


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This book aims to cover all herbs and spices that are not only used in routine lifestyle for consumption following the traditional cooking process, but also have specific health benefits and, other than providing nutritional benefits, will help in preventing and curing the wide range of diseases. The book is imagined as a comprehensive approach that will include all related topics and detailed information starting from production to consumption, composition of herbs and spices, and their contribution and mechanisms for treating various ailments, helping readers in making correct food choices for betterment of health and contribution towards a healthy society.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 1st 2021

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: May 28th 2021

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Review results due: August 16th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 15th 2021

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Rabia Shabir Ahmad

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Rabia Shabir Ahmad has a strong academic, teaching, and research background. She has a number of credits and honors in her career which comprises brilliant successes. In every competitive environment, she has proved herself the best. During her academic carrier, she secured a merit scholarship from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad for her Bachelors and Masters degrees, and received a PhD Indigenous Scholarship during her PhD study. She played an important role in the establishment and development of the Institute of Home and Food Science at GC University, Faisalabad, and developed and taught courses to graduate and post-graduate level students both in food science and technology, and human nutrition and dietetics. During her stay at the Government College University Faisalabad, she won various HEC-funded research projects and was also honored to receive the highest funded project under the NRPU scheme from HEC. Along with her teaching and research supervising responsibilities, she has also been working as the reviewer of several journals, and has published numerous research papers in highly impacted international and national journals. She is active in developing laboratories and laying the strong foundation of research at the Institute of Home and Food Sciences.

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