Health Eating Trend Leads to Increase on Root-Tuber Foods

By Vera Shawiza / February 23, 2018

Many households have turned into the healthy eating routine which means that consumption of certain foods has increased at the expense of others.

For breakfast, foods in the tuber family tend to be consumed more as compared to the previous trend where wheat was the main companion for breakfast.

This has led to an increased market for tuber foods which include Irish Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes and Cassava.

We took it upon ourselves to check out market prices for these specific foods and a 99-kilogram bag of Fresh Cassava was retailing highest in Kisumu at 3,000 shillings and lowest in Nairobi at 2,300 shillings.

The same quantity was being sold at 2,600 shillings in Mombasa and 2,500 shillings in Kitale.

For Irish Potato lovers, there are two types in the market, the Red Irish Potato, and the White Irish Potato.

A 50-kilogram bag of White Irish Potato, which is widely sold as compared to the Red one has the following market prices in selected towns: 3,500 shillings in Garissa, 3,100 shillings in Kitale, 3,000 shillings in Kajiado, 2,900 shillings in Mombasa, 2,500 shillings in Nakuru, 2,400 shillings in Kakamega, 2,200 shillings in Nairobi and 1,500 shillings in Kisumu.

A 98-kilogram bag of Sweet Potato was retailing highest in Garissa at 9,800 shillings and lowest in Kakamega at 2,000 shillings as shown in the table below:

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