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 Price of vegetables continue to soar particularly for cilantro, tamotoes and cauliflower

Posted: Friday, December 1, 2023. 4:14 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The prices of vegetables continue to soar registering a whopping 17% increase overall.

The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) noted that the overall food category registered an inflation rate of 11.5 percent.

Fresh vegetables, including cilantro, carrots, habaneros, and cauliflower registered a 17% increase.

Notably, the prices of cilantro went from $8.90 per pound to $19.59 and tomatoes from $3.36 to $3.96 per pound.

The price per pound of cauliflower went from $4.12 to $5.08 per pound.

Plantain chips lovers can obtain plantains for 58cent for 1 and in some cases like in San Ignacio, 75 cents for one.

Data from the SIB also showed that the prices of fresh fruits including limes and grapes registered an 17.6% increase.

The price of guava went from $3.18 per pound to $4.70.

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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