Dengu Ordinary, Green Grams (India Green Mung) is a readily available locally. However the ordinary dengu is the least popular variety, the reason being the small grain makes sorting of the product a challenge, secondly the grain does not mature evenly resulting in a lot of wastage at household consumption level. The commodity has become increasing unpopular with our customers. Retail Ksh114($1.14)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh104($1.04)/kg; 90Kg Bag Ksh9,400($94.00). The Kenya Ministry of Agriculture reports the wholesale price/90kg bag at Nairobi, Ksh11,100($111), Kajiado Ksh12,000($120), Kitale, Ksh13,500($135), Isiolo, Ksh6,000($60), Nakuru Ksh6,500($65). RATIN reports wholesale price/kg in Uganda at Masindi, Ksh109($1.09)/kg, Lira, Ksh55($0.55)/kg, Gulu Ksh68($0.68)/kg.
Dengu, Polish/Nylon green-grams (India – Mung), varies from the ordinary because of their polished look, hense the name Polish or Nylon.Retail Ksh114($1.14)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh104($1.04)/kg; 90Kg Bag Ksh9,400($94.00), Hand cleaned & sorted Ksh134($1.34)/kg; RATIN reports wholesale prices/kg at Kenya; Nairobi, Ksh108($1.08), Nakuru, Ksh103($1.03), Makueni, Ksh94($0.94), Machakos, Ksh89($0.89). Rwanda; Gicumbi, Ksh86 ($0.86), Uganda; Lira, Ksh49($0.49), Tanzania, Kigoma, Ksh56($0.56), Iringa, Ksh104($1.04).
Green grams (Kenya Dengu, Makueni/Uncle variety), Uganda (Cotton variety) (India – Mung), bigger grains than ordinary and nylon, the variety with a more dusty look, it is tastier and cooks evenly. It is the preferred variety for household consumption and is grown Makueni, Kitui, and Matuu Kenya. Makueni is only found in Kenya, in the East Africa region. Retail Ksh140($1.40)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh133($1.33)/kg; 90Kg Bag Ksh12,000($120.00). Hand cleaned & sorted Ksh160($1.60)/kg. RATIN reports retail prices/kg of Kenya; Nairobi Ksh122($1.22), Nakuru, Ksh112($1.12), Machakos, Ksh112($1.12), Makueni Ksh112($1.12). Rwanda; Gicumbi Ksh97($0.97), Ksh94($0.94), Uganda; Masindi Ksh68($0.68), Lira, Ksh49($0.49), Gulu, Ksh46($0.46) Tanzania; Arusha, Ksh109($1.09), Iringa, Ksh104($1.04).
Dolichos (Njahi, Mbumbu) is popular for it’s high protein nutritional value. Excellent meal for nursing mothers as it is traditional known to aid in breast milk production. Retail Ksh74($0.74); Wholesale Price Ksh67($0.67); 90Kg Bag Ksh6,000($60.00). Hand cleaned & sorted Ksh100($1.00)/kg. The Kenya Ministry of Agriculture report price/90kg bag, Bag at Nairobi, Ksh12,800($128), Kitale, Ksh11,700($117), Nakuru, Ksh14,000($140), Isiolo, Ksh.14,500($145). RATIN reports wholesale prices/kg, Kenya; Nairobi, Ksh141($1.41), Nakuru, Ksh154($1.54), Rwanda; Gicumbi, Ksh86($0.86), Uganda; Lira Ksh60($0.60)/kg, Kapchorwa, Ksh60($0.60)/kg, Uganda; Masindi Ksh63(0.63)/kg, Lira Ksh60($0.60), Gulu Ksh71($0.71), Kampala Ksh65($0.65)/kg, Masind Ksh63($0.63), Tanzania; Arusha, Ksh130($1.30), South Sudan; Juba, Ksh190($1.9).
Dengu Special, brown grain popular due to its filling and does not cause heartburn or digestive gas in comparison with the ordinary green-gram. Retail Ksh74($0.74)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh65($65.00)/kg; 100Kg Bag Ksh6,500($65.00). The Kenya Ministry of Agriculture does note report the market prices for this commodity.
Lentils (Kamande) is imported into Kenya from India, and is currently selling at Retail Ksh150($1.50)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh130($1.30); 50Kg Bag Ksh6,500($65.0). The Canada imported lentils are currently selling for Retail Ksh170($1.70)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh155($1.55); 50kg Bag Ksh7,750($77.50). The Kenya Ministry of Agriculture does not report the commodity price.
Moong Dall, is split green gram, grown locally in Makueni and Matuu, Kenya. The dall is a favourite among the Indians, Somalis, and Arabs. The product is currently selling at Retail Ksh180($1.80)/kg, Wholeslae Price of Ksh170($1.70)/kg; Ksh8,500($85.00)/50kg Bag.
Chania, is split chick, and is a favourite among the Indians, Somalis, and Arabs. The product is currently selling at Retail Ksh180($1.80)/kg, Wholesale Price of Ksh170($1.70)/kg; Ksh8,500($85)/50kg Bag.