Indonesia faces chilli shortage

Skyrocketing prices of the commodity have hit a population that loves spicy food.

    Chilli prices in Indonesia have jumped over the past few months, with some varieties costing up to $11 per kg - a hefty amount for a commodity that is enjoyed by a people that generally like their food as spicy as they can get it.

    The skyrocketing prices have prompted food vendors to cut back on their use of chillies and a major shortage across the country.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vassen reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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