ISLAMABAD: As the winter season is in full swing, the demand and sale of Peanuts has significantly increased in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Though peanuts remained favourite dry fruit for entertainment during gossiping, around sessions or watching TV in chilly evenings, but the sky rocketing prices of other dry fruits, helped multiply the demand for this commodity manifold.
According to a shopkeeper they earn more money in winter season from peanut as they sell four thousand bags in the whole month. From morning till night people come here and they buy mostly peanuts, he added.
Peanuts have strong association with the winter season. Most of the people like to eat peanuts to enjoy the season, a wholesaler Abid Khan at Abpara Market, said.
With the advent of winter season, many vendors on pushcarts are seen selling the seasonal delight of crispy peanuts at every corner of the cities.
Peanuts are not only tasty, but also nutritious and provide necessary energy to the body.
According to Dr Aftab A Malik the peanuts have many nutrients and it carries more quantity of calcium, which is useful for the old age persons.