The Kuwaiti newspaper “Al-Qabas”, during its tour of the truffle market in Kuwait, monitored its prices, which approached the price of sheep, and it is indicated that it is a wild fungus that grows under the soil after the rainy season.
Al-Qabas said in an investigation it published today, that “amid a modest presence by citizens, and relative calm in its corridors, the truffle market in the Al-Rai region witnessed the entry of small quantities of Saudi and Iraqi truffles, amid the absence of other types of it, especially Kuwaiti, and African ones such as Tunisian, Moroccan and Algerian. In addition to the Iranian, which contributed to the rise in the price per kilo of the quantities traded in the market.
And Al-Qabas monitored, during a tour of the truffle market, that its prices varied due to the difference in the size of the grain and the carton, which led to the relative reluctance of customers to buy, given that the price per kilo of it was close to the price of sheep, which is sold in the livestock markets in the capital, Jahra, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Kabd, in exchange for Waiting for others to enter new quantities from abroad that contribute to reducing the prices of crackers.
She added, “In one of the stalls, about 700 grams of Saudi truffles were offered for 15 dinars, while an Iraqi kilo of it was sold at prices ranging from 40 to 55 dinars, depending on the size of the grain, while a Saudi kilo was sold in another stall for 20 dinars, and the prices of the Iraqi kilo ranged In the third and fourth stalls between 20 and 40 dinars, with a difference in size between the grains.--
And she pointed out that “citizens confirmed that the prices are exaggerated due to the small quantities of truffles circulating in the market, which witnesses the presence of small numbers of customers, compared to the same period last year, pointing to the need to monitor prices by the competent authorities, especially since the prices of a kilo of truffles are approaching From the price of the “Shefali” or even the imported Australian sheep sold in the livestock markets or the livestock company.-
They added that most of the stalls do not have large-sized crackers, as most of them are small, which reduces its quantities when eating it after cooking it at home, pointing out that customers prefer large sizes despite their high price..
For their part, the sellers suggested that prices would decrease during the coming days, especially if other quantities of truffles entered from abroad, especially from African countries or Iran, in addition to the Kuwaiti truffles that are most in demand among customers, stressing that February of each year witnesses the entry of separate types. of faqaa, which contributes to attracting citizens and residents to the market.