12 Most Expensive Foods One Can Try Around The World
When we hear “expensive food”, we give many meanings to the phrase. For many, it signifies red salmon; for others, a costly pizza. Nonetheless, there is a whole variety of food ingredients and products that have an elevated price that you would not be able to imagine possible.
Here is a list of those high-priced foods that we can find in the world. Keep in mind that you may have heard of them or not, but this will give you a chance to review and get an opinion about them.
12. Matsutake Mushrooms
Matsutake is a very sought-after mushroom that is found in Japan. However, it is also found in several parts of Asia. Because of its decreasing numbers, they are considered rare, and their price can reach an elevated amount of $2.000 for each kilogram. There are some facts we have to know; they are hard to cultivate outside their habitat, and they are suffering because of insects and trees invading their dark areas where they grow.
11. Kopi Luwak Coffee
Kopi Luwak is one expensive coffee made in Indonesia, the Philippines, and southern India. The cost has a range from $250 to $700 for each kilogram. We bet you do not know how it is really made, so we will give you a run down. It is the byproduct of eaten, digested and defecated coffee cherries by an Asian palm civet. Of course, this does not diminish its value or exquisiteness. Maybe now, you will think twice about really wanting it.
10. White Pearl Albino Caviar
This kind of caviar is nicknamed white pearl, and it is harvested from the albino sturgeon, which is a big fish that lives in the Caspian Sea. This fish should be in the cleanness freshwater mainly in northern Europe. This caviar goes up for around $6.500 because of its rarity; it is said that they could be about 100 years old. It is suggested when a person wants to delight both the sense of sight and taste.
9. Swallows’ Nest Soup
Swallows’ Nest Soup is an Asian delicacy entirely made out of bird saliva. These birds, swiftlets, actually make their nest out of spit which has hardened, and no other materials. Because of this, it is considered to be around $3.000 for each kilogram. Among the medical advantages of eating this soup, we have better digestion, improved immune system, and libido.
Saffron is a spice obtained from the flower known as saffron crocus. The threads collected are left out to dry, for later becoming the seasoning which can cost more than $1.500 per kilogram. This value is attributed because the flower only grows in a seven-day period in fall every year. In addition, to get about 1kg of this, we would have to pick more than 300,000 flowers. That is a lot of handpicking.
7. White Truffles
White truffles, also known as winter white truffle, are harvested between October and December. They are actually a fungus that grows a couple of inches down in the earth next to the roots of hardwood trees like oaks, chestnut, hazelnut, and hornbeam. They are collected with the help of some very well trained dogs that can smell them through the earth. In addition to all the other details, we have that 1kg of this stuff can cost up to $6.000.
6. Ayam Cemani Black Chicken
The Ayam Cemani is a modern breed of chicken from Indonesia. The curiosity surrounding this particular bird is that it is entirely black from the feathers to its internal organs. It is not transported to other parts of the world because it is believed that it can be a carrier of the bird flu. Because of its uniqueness, it can cost up to $200 in its native country, but in others, it can reach to the thousands of dollars. Side note: in Malaysia, it is so common that the price is not so different from that of an ordinary chicken.
5. Japanese Wagyu Steaks
Wagyu steaks come from the Japanese beef. They are super tasty, amazingly tender, rich in flavored and juicy. It is among the most expensive foods in the world. It can cost up to $450 each kilogram. This is because the Wagyu stock is raised in special conditions, like massages, drinking beer, listening to classical music, no antibiotics or hormones.
4. Dry-Cured Iberian Ham
Jamón Ibérico, how it is known in Spain, is a type of cured ham and among one of the most high-priced in the world. The pig from which it comes from has to be at least 50% ibérico to be able to be considered being used to get the product. The black Iberian pigs are fed only acorns and are only able to graze in specific areas designated for them. The price of one kilogram of this food can cost more than $900.
3. Moose Cheese
Among all the dairy products that we have in the world, there is one that is uniquely expensive, and that is moose cheese. There is only one place where is made: the Elk House farm in Sweden. Of course, to make it is necessary moose milk. In addition, it can be produced in a rind-style, a blue and a feta-style. It can go up to around €1.000 ($1.074) for each kilogram. Needless to say, this white product is made in small quantities.
We know what you might be thinking, but it is so much more than the ordinary banana. Artist Stephan Brusche draws on this one. He has been well-known because of his creations on that particular fruit. We can prove it with a picture of one of such masterpieces; however, we need to be careful as to eat it before it decomposes.
1. Weird-shaped fruits
We are accustomed to fruits having their regular shape. However, what if we told you that it could be possible for them to change to any form. Well, such a thing can happen with fruit shapers (little plastic molds). It was recently discovered that as the fruit/vegetable grows, it could fit itself to the template and change to the desired outline. As you can imagine, this process makes it more expensive than the regular products we are used to.
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