For those who are going to have a barbecue on Father’s Day, it is good to be aware of the salty price of meat. According to data from the Inter-Union Department of Statistics and Socio-Economic Studies (Dieese), the average value of a kilo of prime beef recorded an increase in 14 cities in June compared to May. The greatest variations were observed in Porto Alegre (6.45%), Florianópolis (5.19%), Recife (3.97%) and Fortaleza (3.19%).
In São Paulo, for example, a kilo of prime beef recorded an increase of 1.61%, the average price went from R$ 43.51 to R$ 44.21 from May to June 2021, according to data from ProconSP and Dieese .
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The average value of the second cut also rose; in May 2021 it cost BRL 35.95 and in June 2021, BRL 36.50 – the variation was 1.53%.
Picanha and sausage price
The steak has an average price of R$ 64.41/Kg. Other more affordable items can appear on the barbecue, such as pork sausage, which costs R$ 24.37/Kg, for example. Prices are for the month of June 2021, taken from the Institute of Agricultural Economics (IEA) of São Paulo.
To save money, a tip is to use the steak, according to Fred Paim, a barbecue specialist and owner of the Academia de Barbecue course company. “Here in Brazil there is a stereotype that the barbecue has to be with rump steak, which is a very tasty and visually beautiful meat. We did several tests with the central part of the meat and asked people to try it. Nine out of ten prefer the ribeye in terms of flavor, texture and tenderness”.
And complete, stating that the meat has “a bad name”. “It’s the best meat with the worst name. From the ribeye when you cut and take that bottom membrane, it turns into a chorizo steak. Only then, you saved about 40%. Today a good quality sirloin steak, for example, is around R$40”.
Burger stuffed with cheese is another order of the specialist. “We have the cheapest meat today, which is ground beef, in the range of R$30 per kilo. You add cheese and other seasonings, stuff it and grill it. Everything is marketing, we call it calzone chief or polpettone grill”.
amount of barbecue
To find out how much he’s going to buy and spend, Paim says the bill is 400g of meat per person. A man, in general, eats half a kilo, a woman 300g and a child 250g.
The specialist claims that you can spend R$30 per person to serve a good barbecue with sides, meats such as sausage and ribeye, as well as a little more premium meat, such as rump steak.
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