Some white cauliflower are displayed during the Expo 2015 at Fiera Milano Rho on May 29, 2015 in Milan, Italy.
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By Marcia Breen / NBC News
February 2, 2016

A cauliflower shortage is jacking up prices and causing panic among dieters everywhere.

Cold weather in the main Cauliflower growing regions of California and Arizona has cut into North American supplies – leading to sky-high prices. According to US Department of Agriculture data, wholesale prices have more than doubled since early November. Wholesale prices passed $4 per head on December 12th.

Costing around $2 or $3 a head just a year ago, some shoppers and food bloggers are reporting they have seen stores charge as much as $7 or $8 per head in recent weeks – a little more green than some people care to spend…

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