You need only spend a few minutes scanning the grocery store shelves to see food prices are climbing.
Food we make at home jumped nearly 11% in April compared to a year ago, the most recent Consumer Price Index shows.
Overall, the food index, which also takes in meals in restaurants, climbed 9.4%. It was the largest 12-month increase since 1981.
But you may be surprised at the grocery items that are climbing the most. Here's a look at how much some common products spiked last month, according to the Consumer Price Index:
Butter and margarine, 19.2%
Citrus fruits, 18.6%
Beef roast, 16.9%
Ground beef, 14.8%
Roasted coffee, 14.7%
Lunch meat, 14.4%
Pork chops, 14%
Breakfast cereal, 12.1%
Donnelle Eller covers agriculture, the environment and energy for the Register. Reach her at email@example.com or 515-284-8457.
This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: Food prices increase for common groceries including eggs and butter