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Low tomato prices not attracting consumers

KUALA LUMPUR: The price of tomatoes may be plummeting due to a supply glut but demand is not going up – simply because it’s a perishable fruit.

Produce seller Vege Tan, 41, said consumers were not capitalising on the value-for-money option as it wasn’t a commodity that was usually bought in large quantities.

“That’s because tomatoes can’t be kept at home for more than five days,” said the trader who operates at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail wet market here.

Tomatoes, he noted, were selling at RM2 per kg – the lowest price in two years.

“Three months ago, it was RM4 to RM5 per kg,” he added.The Star Online Highlights

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