Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Lentil need spikes after shortage

BY SHOMIAL AHMAD for Newsday (Staff Writer)

The price of lentils - a staple on the Indian dinner table - has doubled at some stores, and area South Asians are feeling the pinch...
...But New York City restaurants also pay more for lentils - sometimes 30 to 40 percent more. Some suppliers are getting lentils imported from other countries like Australia, said Manjit Singh, manager of Jackson Diner in Jackson Heights...
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