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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

dietary-fiber.

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.

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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 12, 2016
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