Brisk business of watermelons in twin cities

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ISLAMABAD: Roadside watermelons vendors are doing brisk business in the twin cities with the rise in heat. The refreshing summer fruit Watermelon, with lots of water content minus fattening elements, is the hot buy this season.

People prefer the fruit because it is 92 percent water by weight, the highest percentage for any fruit. Speaking to media, a roadside Vendor, Asim Khan, said the average sale of watermelons this time is about 400 kgs per day, almost double the demand in the last three years. “We used to sell about 200 kgs of the fruit in a day and there seems to be a major craving for the fruit among people,” a fruit vendor said. People moving around fruit vendors for purchasing watermelons are a common sight on summer evenings.

“A two-cup serving of watermelon contains only 100 calories and is low in fat. Because of its high water content, the fruit is highly demanded. Also, being low in calories and fat, even people watching their waists can afford it,” said G6 resident Faisal Ali. app

Courtesy:  Daily Times

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