A lot of Legume Food Commodities in Available in the Market

By Vera Shawiza On September 14, 2017


Legumes have proven to be among the most consumed meals in Kenyan households. Foods in the legume family include beans, cowpeas, green grams, fresh peas and even groundnuts.

With this fact, the commodity market has seen such having different market prices. A variety of beans were on the market including Canadian beans, Rosecoco beans, and Mwitemania Beans.

A 90-kilogram bag of Rosecoco beans was being sold as follows: 9,000 shillings in Eldoret, 7,650 shillings in Nairobi, 7,200 shillings in Kisumu, 7,000 shillings in Mombasa, 5,500 shillings in Nakuru and 5,000 shillings in Kitale.

Mwitemania Beans, on the other hand, was retailed with the following market prices in selected towns: 9,000 shillings in Eldoret, 8,000 shillings in Mombasa, 7,200 shillings in Nairobi and 5,000 shillings in Nakuru and Kitale respectively.

The table below gives a summary of the same:

Commodity Weight(kg) Nairobi Mombasa Kisumu Nakuru Eldoret Kitale
Canadian Beans 90 8100 9600 5000 5000
Rosecoco Beans 90 7650 7000 7200 5500 9000 5000
Mwitemania Beans 90 7200 8000 5000 9000 5000

 

A 110-kilogram bag of groundnuts was retailing highest in Kitale at 14,300 shillings while the same quantity was going at 11,000 shillings in Nakuru. A difference of 2,300 shillings between the highest and the lowest market price.

A 90-kilogram bag of green grams was selling as follows: 12,600 shillings in Kitale, 11,700 shillings in Eldoret, 10,000 shillings in Kisumu, 9,000 shillings in Nairobi, 7,600 shillings in Nakuru and 6,750 shillings in Mombasa.

Here is a summary:

 

Commodity Weight(kg) Nairobi Mombasa Kisumu Nakuru Eldoret Kitale
Njahi 90 10000 8100 9000 13500 10800
Green Gram 90 9000 6750 10000 7600 11700 12600
Cowpeas 90 8550 7500 9600 8100 7650 8000
Freshpeas 51 2400 3000 2500 2500 2040 3000
Groundnuts 110 12500 11660 12000 11000 11250 14300

 

 

 

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