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Consumption of Tarbooz has positive impact.

QUETTA, 21 May, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Water melons (Tarbooz) have invaded the city of Quetta to the delight of all. Different varieties of water melons are available one in round shape, other round but with a beautiful design on it, while the third one in a long shape. All three of them are sweet and of best quality, however, the Tarbooz carrying design on it is not that sweet as compared to the remaining two. Water melons are being supplied from Punjab and Sindh, while it would take at least two months before water melon crops of Balochistan are available to consumers. As far as Balochistan Province is concerned water melons are mostly grown in Qila Abdullah, Pishin, Mastung and at other places. Water melons are very good for health as such leading doctors advice to consume it. Head of Medicine Department BMCH Professor Dr. Abdul Baqi Durrani maintained that consumption of water melons should be encouraged as it has overall positive impact on health. He added that water melons helps keep the body temperature cool, it supplements the digestive system and list of positive impact is long. Professor Durrani stressed that intake of water melons irrespective of ages needs to be encouraged, specially among the young ones. A feeling of freshness prevails among those who eat it, he maintained. At the out set, this fruit was going cheap and as such being abundantly used, it was being offered for rupees 15 to 20 per kilogram.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 21, 2009
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