Watermelon flooded in Kurigram markets Pricesincreased in hot spell

Staff reporter, Kurigram 234 Time View :
Update : Wednesday, April 19, 2023

During the time of Arabic month of Ramadan, most of the Muslimsdevotees (Rojadar) are purchasing watermelon for ifter item as it is juicy,tasty and enriched with mineral and vitamin to mitigate their thirsty in the countrywide ongoing scorching of heat wave. Taking the opportunity one kind of dishonest traders increased the price of the seasonal favorite fruit watermelon.

While visiting in the market and talking to Ramzan Ali a seller of water melon near KurigramAdarshapoura market told that watermelon was selling at Tk.40per kg but now we are selling per kg at Tk.50/-  Another seller Aminul Islam in front of Kurigram Primary Teachers’ Training Institute (P.T.I.) told that most of our water melon are ripe and very sweet which are selling rapidly and per kg watermelon was \sold here at Taka 35 some days back but at present the costing of transport have been increased.

The poor and ultra-poor persons have no capacity to purchase such kind of juicy fruit in high rates. Finding no alternative way the middle class persons are compelled to purchase 3-4 kgs of watermelon instead of 8-10kgs weighing.

Watermelon are being carried from Barishad, Patuakhali and Bhola district.There are two varieties of watermelon is seen in the market which are black and another is green color but green varieties are selling in a large scale.Watermelon is nutritious and sweet in taste.There are many wonderful benefits of eating watermelon in summer season.Watermelon not only keeps dehydration at bay in summers but also provides body with powerful antioxidants and essential vitamins,several nutritionist said.

In the current summer season and watermelon becomes every fruit lover’s go-to snack owing to its sweet and refreshing taste. These wonderful ingredients are known to protect against many chronic illnesses from heart disease to cancer, it is learnt.

As the mercury goes up, many people tend to lose their appetite and face dehydration issues. If anybody too struggle with such problems, watermelon is the perfect snack.

The best thing about this fruit is that it is so low in calories and so low in sodium making it a safe snack for almost all people.

Watermelon is loaded with various nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, B6, potassium and the super anti-oxidants lycopene and beta-carotene

Antioxidants help prevent cell damage, and has even been known to prevent cancer. They are also good for our heart health and prevent artery clogging.

Watermelon also keeps skin healthy due to its water content, vitamin B6 and also vitamin C that helps in collagen production, hence improving skin texture and suppleness. Also studies have shown that lycopene content in watermelons have a sun-protection effect, so you are less likely to get sunburnt. The vitamin A in watermelon keeps your eyes sparkly and healthy too and can prevent macular degeneration.

Potassium content in watermelon helps in preventing muscle soreness during and after workouts. A bowl of watermelon either before or after workout can have protective effects on muscle health.

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