Does buying organic really create a huge dent in your pocket? Is organic only for the 'elite' class, and unaffordable to the middle class? While there is a price difference between organic and conventional foods, it's not as scary as it's made out to be. Sometimes it's even cheaper than the food from the fancy stores we get our home delivery done from! We've compiled a list of prices from 3 organic brands, and compared them to prices of conventional brands in the market… do go through and clear your doubts!

This list aims to provide a comparision between different organic brands and a general conventional brand.

    24 Letter Mantra Navdanya Morarka Non Organic
Product Packaged weight Price (Rs.) Price (Rs.) Price (Rs.) Price (Rs.)
Wheat Flour/ Atta 5 kg 235 225 149 115
Bengal Gram Flour/ Besan 1 kg 90 120 40 80
Maida 500 g x x 22 26
Wheat Sooji 500 g x x 26 24
           
Basmati Premium Brown Rice 1 kg 165 110 80 91
Basmati Premium White Rice 1 kg 164 110 99 87
Rice Parmal 1 kg x x 47 32
           
Chickpeas Split/ Chana Dal 500 g 46 50 30 38
Black Chickpeas/ Kala Chana 500 g 41 45 25 38
Arhar/ Toor 500 g 44 60 61 52
Kali Masoor 500 g 44 50 57 38
Laal Masoor 500 g 44 60 60 40
Rajma 500 g 76 80 89 87
Green Pulse Split/ Moong Chilka 500 g 46 73 57 52
Green Pulse Whole/ Moong Sabut 500 g 42 65 51 53
Moong Dhuli 500 g 46 75 48 44
Chickpea/ Kabuli Chana 500 g 50 45 50 62
Urad Chilka 500 g 46 57 60 45
Kaali Urad Sabut 500 g 46 55 50 40
           
Mustard Oil/ Sarsoon 1 ltr 145 155 130 125
Groundnut Oil/ Moongphali 1 ltr 189# 300 180 180
Clarified butter/ Ghee 1 kg x 727 499 320
           
Red Chilly powder/ Laal Mirch 100 g 32 38 21.2 20
Turmeric Powder/Haldi 100 g 19 45 37 32
Coriander Seed/ Dhaniya 100 g 27 27 13 18
Cinnamon/ Daalchini 100 g 69 46 36 44
Whole Red Chilly/ Laal Mirch 100 g 31 37 18 26
Mustard Big/ Sarsoon 100 g 14 8 12 10
Fenugreek/ Methidana 100 g 18 20 14 24.5
Black Sesame/ Kala Til 100 g x x 26 22
White sesame/ Safed Til 100 g 17 21 19 22
Carom Seeds/ Ajwain 100 g 22 50 30 28
Cumin seeds/ Jeera 100 g x 37 31 25
Flaxseeds/ Alsi Beej 250 g x 50 x 52
Bay Leaf Whole/ Tej patta 20  gm x 20 7 10
           
Flattened Rice/ Poha (atukul) 500 g 31 100 40 37
Wheat Porridge/Daliya 500 g x 50 30 25
Puffed Rice/ Murmurey 500 g 31 x 32 22
Honey/ Shehed 250 g 115 110 100 95
Supherless Sugar 500 g 50 x x 25
Jaggery/ Gud 500 g x 45 42 34
Green Tea 100 g x 81 x 170
           
Almonds/ Badaam 100 g 89.5 90 66 65
Raisins/ Kishmish 100 g 27 50 35 35
Cashew whole/ Kaju 100 g 60 80 95 105
           
Pickles (Mango/ lime/ ginger/ etc) 500 g   140 x 158
           
Psyllium Husk/ Isabgol 50 g 39.5 x 27 52
           
Ragi/
wheat/ salty jeera cookies
250 g x 80   160
Paapad 250 g x 60 82 38
           

 

 

 

@ Conventional Pickles considered are from the Sanjeev Kapoor's range of pickles

# Cold pressed oil

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Please Note:
* Prices are updated as on 20.10.11, the prices of both conventional/ organic produce may change without notice.
* Some products have been adjusted for weight/ price to provide a fair comparision.
* The conventional brands considered include Rajdhani, Grahini, MDH, Nature Fresh, and other brands. The median pricing has been considered.
* Yes! Sometimes, organic products CAN be less expensive than conventional goods.