Vegetable prices remain high after typhoons. Last Wednesday the average price of produce at Taipei’s produce markets had gone down from the previous day, but it was still NT$44.7 per kilogram, with coriander at NT$600/kg, basil at NT$322/kg, and lettuce and yam leaves exceeding NT$60/kg.
Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) Director Li Tsang-lang said that prices on Wednesday last week had already started stabilizing, and that he expected the average price to be back down around NT$35/kg before the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The AFA is set to release 200 tonnes of frozen vegetables — 400,000 bags of affordable frozen veggies — to farmers’ association supermarkets throughout the nation, which will include scallions, broccoli, cucumber, diced white radish and cabbage, all to be sold in 400g bags for NT$35 each.
(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)
Photo: Chung Li-hua, Liberty Times
1. produce n.
蔬果 (shu1 guo3)
例: Some produce such as spinach and strawberries are seasonal year-round in subtropical climates.
香菜；胡荽 (xiang1 cai4; hu2 sui1)
例: Coriander, like many spices, contains antioxidants, which can prevent the spoilage of food.
3. stabilize v.
使穩定；使穩固 (shi2 wen3 ding4; shi2 wen3 gu4)
例: The government has taken measures to stabilize prices.
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