In the Lenten season, many people follow the tradition of not consuming meat and substituting this protein by shellfish. However, the high demand motivates traders to raise prices prices in the market.
For this reason, the Federal Consumer Protection Office (Profeco) revealed how much a kilo of shrimp costs, on average, so that Mexicans are not taken by surprise.
in itConsumer Magazine for the month of Marchthe Attorney published a price guide on this food to avoid falling into bad practices and abuse by vendors.
How much does a kilo of shrimp cost?
The sale of this shellfish is divided into six categories, so its price ranges between 200 and 350 pesos:
- Small cocktail shrimp (frozen or thawed): 203.90 pesos
- Cocktail shrimp (frozen or thawed): 209 pesos
- Small shrimp (without head): 245.30 pesos
- Large shrimp (with head): 335.60 pesos
- Shrimp shoddy (royal shoddy, cooked shoddy or Chiapas shoddy): 340 pesos
- Large shrimp (without head): 359 pesos
Before buying any product from the sea, Profeco suggests:
- Recognize its freshness: If you perceive an unpleasant odor, it is likely that the shellfish is decomposing.
- Consume it the day you buy it: Try to consume fish and shrimp the same day of purchase, without viscera that can contaminate the product.
- Choose the place of purchase correctly: Look for establishments that have the necessary equipment, such as refrigerators and freezers that guarantee product freshness.