More and more Turks are staying home in line with the government’s social distancing measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
To kill time, households have started baking — more than usual.
People prefer to make their bread since they now have more leisure time, and consider it to be more hygienic.
Independent market research company Ipsos revealed that household consumption of flour in Turkey rose 98% in March as compared to the previous month.
Similarly, people bought 80% more yeast in comparison to the purchases in February.
Meanwhile, according to Google Trends, searches of terms such as bread,