Eating Dry fruits in winter is healthy

Published Dec 10, 2011 12:09pm

The demand for dry fruits has started increasing and the prices have gone up beyond the reach of low income groups. - Photo by AP

ISLAMABAD: Eating dry fruit is also one of the favorite pass times of the people in winter. They enjoy it in their daily diet.

The dry fruits are said to be very healthful and energetic.

Dry fruits are also used in making medicines.

Almonds which is often called the ‘king’ of dry fruits is used in many medicines and almond oil is used for many hair treatments.

According to a private news channel report dry fruits are also regarded as the Gifts in the winter and people often pack them in beautiful packets along with some chocolates and gift them to their friends and relatives.

In countries like Pakistan it is trend to distribute different dry fruits with sweets and chocolates among the guests in weddings.

Dry fruits are also used in many dishes.

Especially in sweet dishes like cakes, pastries and in chocolates. It is also used in Arabian food in different gravies and rice.

Many doctors and nutritionists give advice to their patients to use dry fruits for better and complete diet.

Talking to a private news channel Dr Ayaz said that dry fruits are very healthy and good for human body.

He said dry fruits are helpful in many problems of winter season like colds, flu, cholesterol levels problem and for all  kind of diseases.

According to the report the demand for dry fruits has started increasing and the prices have gone up beyond the reach of low income groups.

A dry fruit shop owner, Gul Khan said that dry fruits are mostly used in winter season to get some relief from cold and argued that the rates were normal and there was no price hike as some people blame.

But many buyers complain that the prices of dry fruits this year have shot up and became out of their reach.

However, when contacted the vendor they said they themselves get these fruits at high rates from other cities.


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