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Price of vegetables continue to soar particularly for cilantro, habanero, tomatoes and cabbages

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2023. 10:44 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez:  The prices of vegetables continue to soar registering a whopping 20% increase overall.

In addition, the types of all food products are still considerably higher than they were during July of 2022.

The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) noted that the overall food category registered an inflation rate of 13.8 percent.

Notably, cilantro went from $7.49 in 2022 to $21.22 per pound in July, 2023.

The price of cabbage went from $2 to $2.50 and tomatoes went from $2.66 to $3.44.

Habanero prices went from $5.04 to $8.50.

Data from the SIB also showed that the prices of fresh fruits including bananas, limes, and oranges registered a 20% increase.

Undoubtedly, our trips to the market are more costly but we can practice backyard gardening and harvest okra, Chaya, spinach, callaloo, sweet potatoes, sweet peppers, cebollin, and tomato to fix our dinner plates.


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