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BEAT THE HEAT: Watermelons for sale in Tiruchi on Tuesday. PHOTO: R.M. RAJARATHINAM.
BEAT THE HEAT: Watermelons for sale in Tiruchi on Tuesday. PHOTO: R.M. RAJARATHINAM.

S. Aishwarya

TIRUCHI: With the winter fading faster than usual, Tiruchiites are desperately in search of options to put out the mounting heat. While soft drinks and ice creams consistently get their due share, the natural alternatives are now looked upon as a better substitutes.

Even before the onset of scorching summer, watermelon seems to have held the market. With its price as low as Rs.5 a kilogram, watermelons have caught the fancy of most for their nutritive value and high water content.

An instant thirst quencher, watermelons juices top the choice of customers, for its sharp flavour. Much to the joy of sellers, these economically priced fruits are bought in bulk by canteens and other eateries.

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