Corncob demand increases in federal capital.
ISLAMABAD: Good taste and reasonable price
have incresed demand of corncob in twin cities of Islamabad
that also ensures fiber and helps regulate blood sugar.
Being one of the finest sources of dietary fibers,
100 g kernels carry 2 g or 5% of daily-requirement of
Together with slow digesting complex carbohydrates,
dietary fiber in the food helps regulate in a gradual
increase in blood sugar levels.
It also contains good levels of some of the valuable
B-complex group of vitamins. Many of these vitamins function
as co-factors to enzymes during substrate metabolism.
"Further, it contains healthy amounts of some important
minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese."
said Abdullah Hassan a nutrionist.
A road vendor of corncob said "I sell each corncob at
Rs 10 and Rs 20 for the bigger one." After 4.00 pm my sale
increses since children come and buy almost 2 to 3 corncob
for their family, he added.
Another vendor Fayyaz Khalid said that he sells out
more than 500 corncob on daily basis and bring it from
fruit and vegetable market.
He said that a number people like it and specially
families prefer to buy corncubs.
The shoppers at Corcob stall said that they like
corncob as it is very beneficial and delicious specially
in the winter season.