Early Summer Weather Brings Eel Boom

      May 07, 2015 12:29

      /Courtesy of Lotte Mart

      Eels, a popular food said to be good for stamina, are selling well as early summer-like weather continues.

      Lotte Mart on Wednesday said sales of eels from January to April have soared by 279 percent compared to a year ago.

      With daytime highs hovering over 20 degrees Celsius since April, many people are eating eels to fight off fatigue. Prices have also dropped, boosting the trend.

      The price of freshwater eels from January to April this year was W28,000 (US$1=W1,082) to W33,000 per kilogram, 20 to 30 percent cheaper than W35,000 to W42,000 from a year ago.

      The price in May has been 24 percent lower than last year.

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