ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As a biting chill creeps into the air during cold season, peanuts are known as the charm of winter season in high demand all over the Country.
Peanuts are the cheapest dry fruits that are equally nutritious and palatable. Their production increases in the winter season and varieties of peanuts are available in markets.
The most favourite and popular dry fruit thus remains the peanut. Vendors serving hot peanuts roasted in sand area- the charm of the winter in the city.
People usually install handmade stoves in wooden carts where they bake peanuts in a large container with salt and spices. Many vendors serve passers-by hot peanuts on these wooden carts on different Roads.
They shell and grind the nuts and cook them with salt and other flavours for half an hour, said a customer Hina Iman.
Late night gatherings of friends and family are not complete without peanuts, as due to medical experts these dry fruits contain great amount of energy, she added.
A peanut vendor Naeem Khan said people crave hot and spicy peanuts in the chilled weather and since their price is economical, the demand is high.