Table 1

Price Availability, Conditional Mean Price and Consumption Shares of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Types

Stores with non-missing price1

Mean price2

Min

Max

Consumption share4


($)

($)

($)

(%)


Fruits

apples

23(92%)

1.10 ± 0.32

0.61

1.99

11.7

avocado

22(88%)

2.34 ± 1.07

0.74

5.47

9.1

bananas

22(88%)

0.52 ± 0.10

0.33

0.69

33.8

berries

15(60%)

3.00 ± 0.61

2.00

3.99

6.2

grapes

19(76%)

1.77 ± 0.54

0.89

2.79

8.9

melon

18(72%)

0.75 ± 0.24

0.33

1.12

18.2

oranges

23(92%)

0.93 ± 0.36

0.33

1.49

7.7

peaches

13(52%)

1.68 ± 0.34

1.27

2.29

2.6

Pears

11(44%)

1.11 ± 0.43

0.35

1.69

1.8

All types3

8(32%)

100

Vegetables

carrots

23(72%)

1.01 ± 0.46

0.49

1.98

7.8

Corn

13(41%)

0.97 ± 0.39

0.45

1.82

5.7

cruciferous

16(50%)

0.92 ± 0.32

0.32

1.49

3.8

Green beans

10(31%)

1.52 ± 0.50

0.99

2.79

2.1

greens

15(47%)

1.00 ± 0.31

0.70

2.01

1.1

lettuce

25(78%)

0.81 ± 0.34

0.49

1.98

7.7

onions

24(75%)

0.97 ± 0.39

0.39

1.99

16.4

potatoes

24(75%)

0.62 ± 0.42

0.30

2.39

33.8

tomatoes

24(75%)

1.34 ± 0.43

0.69

2.39

4.8

squash

17(53%)

1.18 ± 0.40

0.50

1.88

17

All types3

10(31%)

100


1 For fruit, sample is all stores selling at least three types: n = 25. For vegetables, sample is all stores selling at least four types: n = 36. The proportion of stores with non-missing price among those selling at least three fruit types and at least 4 vegetable types in parentheses.

2 Conditional means (mean price over stores with non-missing price information) are reported ± SD. For example, the mean price of apples in the 23 stores with non-missing prices is $1.10 per pound with a standard deviation of $0.32. The lowest observed price in these 23 stores is $0.61 per pound, while the highest observed price is $1.99 per pound.

3All types summarizes the number of stores selling all types of fruits or vegetables, respectively.

4Consumption share of each type from Fresh Look Marketing, Inc for Dallas market.

Dunn et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:6   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-6

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