A Kilo of Carrots Retails at 80 Shillings in Nairobi

By Lynnet Okumu / Published November 25, 2021 | 10:26 am




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In the local estates of Nairobi, the small-scale traders sell one large carrot at 10 shillings while five medium-sized ones go for 50 shillings.


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A kilo of carrots is retailing at an average market price of 80 shillings in most parts of Nairobi whereas, in Mombasa, it goes for 100 shillings.

At Fig Tree Market place in Ngara, Nairobi, 3 small carrots sell at twenty shillings while 5 large-sized carrots sell at 50 shillings.

The same prices apply to Gikomba Market where most traders purchase carrots wholesale.

Traders say that the increased economic struggles leave them with no choice. They either have to increase the price or decrease the number of carrots for a similar price.

At Naivas Supermarket, which is preferred by some buyers, the price per kilogram of is 85 shillings.

In the local estates of Nairobi, the small-scale traders sell one large carrot at 10 shillings while five medium-sized ones go for 50 shillings.

Looking at the market trends, the commodity’s prices have somewhat fluctuated throughout 2021 owing to their supply.

In March this year, for instance, the price was 0.79 US dollars, an equivalent of 89 shillings. This was a fair price compared to a global average of 1.17 US Dollars (an equivalent of 131 shillings).

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Being one of the world’s best-known superfoods, the commodity boast numerous health benefits. It is, therefore, no big surprise that they are in such high demand.

There is a continuous search for high-quality carrots from Kenya, thanks to the soils and climate which provide the perfect environment for growing attractive, deep orange carrots

This commodity is popular because it serves as an excellent source of beta carotene, which in turn is a precursor to vitamin A.

Additionally, they contain high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, iron as well as antioxidant agents, and many substances that are necessary for our daily nutrition needs.

This farm fresh produce thrives in well-drained, fertile soils and air temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. The soil and climate in Kenya, including the abundant sun, provide for a suitable environment that allows the good and consistent growth of carrots.

Kenyan carrots thrive throughout the year, their quality guaranteed and sustained. The best Kenya carrots are characterized by perfect orange color and attractive internal flesh with high nutritional values.







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