According to reports EconomyOnline According to Iran, in three special events on Yalda night, Syrian Wednesday and Nowruz, “nuts” are part of the table of Iranian families, which many families have stopped buying in recent times due to rising prices. But nuts have always played a significant role in Nowruz.
Perhaps it can be said that the only year that nuts remained in the hands of nut sellers was Nowruz 99; The outbreak of the corona virus has led to fewer Iranian families being identified Buy nuts Go, because the fear of getting this disease forbade families not only from traveling but also from buying all kinds of Nowruz tablecloths, including nuts.
These days, although the corona virus is present and health protocols have advised families not to visit on Nowruz 1400, many families have not stopped buying nuts. A brief glimpse of the city’s bazaar and nut shops indicates that popular shopping has begun.
“This is the first year that people have been more willing to buy ‘mixed nuts,'” said shopkeepers who bleached their hair in the nuts class. “In previous years, most families preferred to buy nuts individually and mix them themselves according to their taste, but this year, families prefer to buy mixed nuts at a reasonable price.”
Mixed nuts for all tastes
Mixed nuts are more diverse in the market than in previous years. In such a way that salted nuts with a large seed volume were sold at a price of 170 thousand Tomans per kilo, among which 4 nuts with a maximum weight of 290 thousand Tomans, 5 nuts with a larger volume of peanuts were about 230 thousand Tomans in Each kilo was sold. Of course, some shopkeepers also used the word luxury to draw customers to their shops and wrote 250 thousand tomans per kilogram of luxury nuts. This type of nut was not much different from other nuts in appearance, but the presence of cashew nuts in it was considered a luxury. There were other mixed nuts in the market, the price of which was much lower, the price was 130 thousand tomans per kilo. The share of raisins in these nuts was high.
Mohammad Hossein Ahdian is one of the sellers of nuts on Sahib Jame Street (near Molavi), a place where there is a special vibrancy for Eid night. In this area, a van and a cart pass in a row, where items of nuts are being moved. Somewhere in different parts of Tehran.
The sellers reduced their profits
“Everyone,” he says.The price of nuts “While there has been no increase in recent days, sellers have reduced their profits in order to sell more and offset losses in recent months.”
He continued: “Currently, the difference between the price of nuts on Sahib Jame Street and the prices in the city is very small, because the market has become very competitive; “Of course, people who buy in bulk and in general are still better off buying in this area.” “Our sales have grown very well this year, about 40 percent, compared to last year, mainly due to price stability,” he said.
The price of nuts has not changed
“The price of nuts has not changed in the last days of the year,” said Abbas Ghobadi, Deputy Minister of Silence, in a conversation about the supply of nuts in the market.
He continued: “We have no shortage of nuts in the country and the supply is very good; “In the meantime, trade unions have been asked to reduce their profits as much as possible so that nuts can reach the people at reasonable prices.”
Prices of nuts in the market
In the market and in the city, the price of pistachios is about 230 thousand tomans per kilo, and if a person wants to buy high quality pistachios, he should look for pistachios at least 290 thousand tomans per kilo. Premium pistachios were about 270 to 280 thousand tomans per kilo. One of the nuts that can not be found in all nuts stores was cashew nuts. The price of this product was 380 thousand tomans per kilo; Of course, if you are a buyer of broken cashews, its approximate price is 340 thousand tomans.
Hazelnut kernels have become more expensive along with cashews and each kilogram is about 335 thousand tomans, of course, hazelnuts with skin can be found between 170 and 175 thousand tomans per kilogram. Chickpeas, which these days have a larger share of Nowruz nuts Data per kilogram is 48 thousand tomans, and raisins, which had the same price in most shops, were sold at a price of 88 thousand tomans. These days, the variety of nuts market in the seed sector is much greater. Pumpkin seeds were 95 thousand Tomans and Japanese (Japanese) seeds were 52 thousand Tomans per kilo.
Almonds, which have not experienced much growth since the beginning of this year, were sold at a price of about 260,000 tomans per kilo, while peanuts have become a staple of nuts. The price of peanuts in shops in the city was 62 thousand tomans per kilogram.
The prices quoted are approximate and vary depending on whether they are domestic or imported. Of course, it goes without saying that the price of nuts varies depending on the city where it is planted.
With 150 thousand tomans, nuts can be taken home
Mustafa Ahmadi, president of the Nuts and Dried Fruits Union, said about whether all people can buy nuts at the current prices: “The price of nuts has increased by about 30 to 40 percent in 1999 compared to 1998, mainly due to the growth of water, electricity and “Gas, taxes, freight, product processing and labor.”
He continued: “I believe that all people can reach Nowruz to buy nuts. The price of mixed nuts with acceptable quality is 150,000 tomans per kilo or higher, although there is a lower price that is not recommended.”
Almonds are a smuggling market
The head of the Nuts and Dried Fruits Union said that the variety of nuts is very high and this can meet the request of all applicants. “The price should be reduced by 30,000 tomans per kilo, so shopkeepers can adjust the prices by changing the volume of some items so that all people can take the nuts home to them on Nowruz.”
He explained about the price of cashew nuts and why it increased: “Cashews are not domestically produced and the market needs are met only through imports, since the import of cashews into the country is prohibited, they enter the main cities through smuggling cashews, so “Any price approved by unauthorized importers will be offered at the same price in the market.”
Testing nuts is prohibited
Ahmadi said that in order to comply with health protocols, people are not allowed to test nuts. “The nuts offered in the market are new and do not have an old one. “It is not possible that if a nut is roasted again, it will become powdery and inedible.”
Old nuts are not available
He added: “Last year, nuts that were not sold until the summer due to the outbreak of the Corona virus were sold, and even some of the nuts were completely destroyed due to the smell of damp and old; “So the nuts that people see in the market these days are new.”