Coriander and jeera prices fell by Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale kirana market in the national capital today on easing demand from retailers and stockists amid adequate stocks. Besides, increased arrivals from producing regions put pressure on the select spice prices. Coriander prices drifted lower by Rs 100 to conclude at Rs 5,600-11,700 per quintal. Jeera common and jeera best quality also declined by Rs 100 each to settle at Rs 19,000-19,200 and Rs 21,200-21,500 per quintal. Marketmen said sluggish demand from retailers and stockists against sufficient stocks, mainly pulled down coriander and jeera prices. Following are today's quotations (in Rs): Ajwain (per kg) 110-160, black pepper (per kg) 430-610, betel-nut (kg) 260-300, cardamom brown-Jhundiwali (kg) 520-530 and cardamom brown-Kanchicut (kg) 580-900, cardamom small (kg)- chitridar 1,000-1,100, cardamom (colour robin) 880-900, cardamom bold 920-940, cardamom extra (bold) 990-1,000, cloves 545-640, chirounji (kg) Rs 650-770, cinnamon (kg) Rs 150-160, coriander (qntl) Rs 5,600-11,700, dry mango (qntl) Rs 5,000-15,000, dry ginger (qntl) Rs 12,500-17,000, kalaunji (qntl) Rs 8,200-8,500, mace-Red (kg) Rs 620-830, mace-Yellow (kg) Rs 910-920, methi (qntl) Rs 7,000-18,500, makhana (kg) Rs 440-560, nutmeg (kg) Rs 400-410, poppy seed (China) Rs 440-450 kg, poppy seed (U.
P) Rs 430-450 kg, poppy seed (MP-RAJ) Rs 470-480 kg, red chillies (qntl) Rs 5,500-11,700, saffron Irani Rs 110-120 (per gram), saffron Kashmiri Rs 130-140 (per gram), saunf (qntl) Rs 7,000-13,000, turmeric (qntl) Rs 8,400-11,500, tamarind (qntl) Rs 5,200-5,800, tamarind without seed (qntl) Rs 8,000-8,500, tea (kg) Rs 90-280, watermelon kernel (kg) Rs 150-155, jeera common (qntl) Rs 19,000-19,200 and jeera best (qntl) Rs 21,200-21,500.
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