watermelon

Off-season watermelon brings smile to farmers

Watermelons hanging from sheds is now a common sight in villages across Khulna’s Dumuria upazila, where over a hundred farmers are earning profit by growing the juicy fruit in the off season.

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Summer fruits for diabetes: What to eat, and how much?

We generally tend to think that sweet things are not good for people with diabetes. At first glance this seems to make sense. However, there is a big difference between the sugar that we find in a fruit and in the added sugar that we might sprinkle on top. In a fruit, the fructose accompanied by fibre, vitamins, minerals, and so many other nutrients are good for our bodies.  Fruits have other health benefits, ranging from controlling high blood pressure to reducing inflammation and even blood sugar levels. A person with diabetes should not avoid fruit in general, as it is essential for a balanced diet. When eating fruits, all we need to be mindful of is our serving sizes — one serving of fresh fruit is approximately the amount that can fit into the palm of an adult hand!

September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019

Off-season watermelon brings smile to farmers

Watermelons hanging from sheds is now a common sight in villages across Khulna’s Dumuria upazila, where over a hundred farmers are earning profit by growing the juicy fruit in the off season.

April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018

Good yield of watermelon

Watermelon growers in southern districts are very happy to get bumper yield of the popular summer fruit this season. Favorable weather, irrigation facilities, and little pest attack are the main reasons of the bumper yield of watermelon in Patuakhali, reports our correspondent.

May 6, 2015
May 6, 2015

Beat the heat with summer fruits (Video)

Summer is the first among the six seasons of Bangladesh. It brings down sweltering heat and many water-borne diseases on the people. But nature has its subtle ways of keeping things at the balance – it offers the juicy and nutritious fruits to beat the heat and diseases in summer.