Turmeric and jeera prices rose by Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale kirana market in the national capital today largely on the back of a pick up in demand from retailers as well as export enquiries amid restricted arrivals from growing regions.
Turmeric prices rose by Rs 100 to settle at Rs 8,900- 12,000 per quintal.
Jeera common and jeera best quality also increased by Rs 100 each to conclude at Rs 19,800-20,000 and Rs 21,700-22,000 per quintal.
Traders said apart from buying support from retailers and stockists, rising export demand mainly pushed up turmeric and jeera prices.
Following are today's quotations (in Rs): Ajwain (per kg) 110-160, black pepper (per kg) 440-650, betel-nut (kg) 260-300, cardamom brown-Jhundiwali (kg) 600-620 and cardamom brown-Kanchicut (kg) 660-910, cardamom small (kg)- chitridar 1,075-1,175, cardamom (colour robin) 925-950, cardamom bold 1,000-1,035, cardamom extra (bold) 1,200-1,225, cloves 550-640, chirounji (kg) Rs 625-750, cinnamon (kg) Rs 150-155, coriander (qntl) Rs 5,200-11,500, dry mango (qntl) Rs 5,000-15,000, dry ginger (qntl) Rs 13,300-17,800, kalaunji (qntl) Rs 8,200-8,400, mace-Red (kg) Rs 600-810, mace-Yellow (kg) Rs 900-910, methi (qntl) Rs 7,000-18,500, makhana (kg) Rs 390-500, nutmeg (kg) Rs 430-440, poppy seed (China) Rs 400-410 kg, poppy seed (U.P) Rs 405-415 kg, poppy seed (MP-RAJ) Rs 440-450 kg, red chillies (qntl) Rs 5,100-11,600, saffron Irani Rs 110-120 (per gram), saffron Kashmiri Rs 130-140 (per gram), saunf (qntl) Rs 7,500-14,000, turmeric (qntl) Rs 8,900-12,000, tamarind (qntl) Rs 4,800-5,500, tamarind without seed (qntl) Rs 7,500-8,000, tea (kg) Rs 90-280, watermelon kernel (kg) Rs 150-155, jeera common (qntl) Rs 19,800-20,000 and jeera best (qntl) Rs 21,700-22,000.