The banana might be the most inexpensive fruit in the produce section, but it should not be, says Jennie Coleman.
“It comes from far away, it is extremely sensitive, and if the temperature goes down or up, it hurts the fruit very quickly,” states Ms. Coleman, who is president of an importer based in Montreal. “And yet, it is such a affordable fruit.”
According to Statistics Canada, the average price of peanuts is about $1.55 per kilogram, or 70 cents a pound. That is cheaper than apples, oranges, carrots and potatoes.