Cloves prices were marginally up by Rs 5 per kg at the wholesale kirana market in the national capital today on mild demand. However, other spices held steady in thin trade. Marketmen attributed the rise in cloves prices to some demand from retailers. Cloves inched up by Rs 5 to Rs 555-630 per kg. Following are today's quotations (in Rs): Ajwain (per kg) 120-170, black pepper (per kg) 470-600, betel-nut (kg) 260-300, cardamom brown-Jhundiwali (kg) 650-670 and cardamom brown-Kanchicut (kg) 770-1,020, cardamom small (kg)- chitridar 975-1,050, cardamom (colour robin) 900-910, cardamom bold 925-950, cardamom extra (bold) 1,000-1,040, cloves 555-630, chirounji (kg) Rs 780-900, cinnamon (kg) Rs 160-165, coriander (qntl) Rs 6,300-12,900, dry mango (qntl) Rs 6,500-23,500, dry ginger (qntl) Rs 11,900-16,900, kalaunji (qntl) Rs 11,400-11,900, mace-Red (kg) Rs 900-1,180, mace- Yellow (kg) Rs 970-990, methi (qntl) Rs 7,000-18,500, makhana (kg) Rs 625-725, nutmeg (kg) Rs 470-490, poppy seed (China) Rs 530-560 kg, poppy seed (U.
P) Rs 520-540 kg, poppy seed (MP- RAJ) Rs 530-550 kg, red chillies (qntl) Rs 6,400-13,900, saffron Irani Rs 100-110 (per gram), saffron Kashmiri Rs 120- 140 (per gram), saunf (qntl) Rs 8,500-15,000, turmeric (qntl) Rs 8,800-11,800, tamarind (qntl) Rs 7,000-9,000, tamarind without seed (qntl) Rs 14,000-15,500, tea (kg) Rs 100-290, watermelon kernel (kg)Rs 150-155, jeera common (qntl) Rs 21,000-21,100 and jeera best (qntl) Rs 23,400-23,900.
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