The healthiest fruit and vegetables are the cheapest, but the health of your diet also needs to be considered when making a healthy choice, according to a new report by the University of Western Australia.
The University of Sydney researchers analysed food and beverage prices in Australia, which are based on a range of factors including the country’s national price index, food price and availability.
They found that most fruits and vegetables sold in Australia were more expensive than they were in the United States, United Kingdom, France and the United Kingdom.
“We’re looking at food prices in terms of the food itself, the quality, the price per serving,” Associate Professor James McEwen said.
“The food itself is the key ingredient, and so the food in a grocery store is very cheap.”
“The other thing that we’re looking for is the quality of the fruit.
There’s a lot of hype about what’s being produced in Australia and how it’s going to taste.
It’s hard to really compare apples and pears, and there’s a good bit of quality loss on the produce side, so we’re trying to get a better sense of what that looks like.”
The University’s report, Food Prices and Food Quality in Australia: a Summary of Food Prices in 2017, found that the cheapest fruit and vegetable prices in 2017 were on average around $4.49 per kilogram in Australia.
However, fruit prices varied widely across states.
“One of the big challenges for food producers is getting the price right,” Associate Prof McEwan said.
The report found that fruit prices in Queensland were $1.69 per kilo, which was a little less than the $4 per kilometre price of some of the cheapest produce in the UK, Australia and France.
“It’s a little bit of a stretch to say that we are not looking at apples and peaches, but you could make a case for apples and grapes,” Associate Minister for the Environment and Food Industry Dr Matthew Guy said.
But there are several factors that can affect fruit prices, including the cost of the crop, availability, seasonality and the quality.
“For example, in 2017 the most expensive fruit on offer was the fruit from Tasmania, but that was from a drought-affected region,” Associate professor McEwing said.
“In some places, there was drought and we had some rain, but we were actually looking at the most popular fruit in Tasmania.
In some regions, the most common fruit was the cherry, so that’s a bit less common.”
And the cherry price is a little higher in Victoria, but again that’s just from a different region.
“The study also looked at the price of the average price of a jar of dried fruit.”
This is a very important price indicator,” Associate faculty member Dr John White said.”[We are looking] at what’s actually being consumed, not what’s in the supermarket.
The more expensive you are the more you’re going to have to spend on the food you’re buying.
“The cost of produce in general is also higher in the U.K. than in Australia in 2017.
The report found the average cost of fresh produce was $2.40 per kilowatt hour, compared with $1 in the Australian state of New South Wales.
The researchers say the cost per calorie in food should be considered as a cost of production, and the higher the price, the more it has to be spent.”
You need to factor in the cost to produce food and also the cost you have to pay to feed the community,” Associate Associate Professor McEwens said.