World's Most Expensive Foods
The matsutake, or mattake, mushroom is expensive , because it is very hard to find as it grows under particular trees.
Approx the cost of these mushrooms per kilo would be around $ 1000 USD ( 48,000 / - )
This comes from cows that are allegedly fed only Beer and massaged by hand to ensure a tenderness and marbling beyond compare.
The second place in the world to have the biggest herds is New Zealand , It has been judged to be the finest beef in the world
A kilo of this beef would cost around $ 150 USD ( 7200 /- )
Red king crabs
can be very large, sometimes reaching a width of 11 inches and a leg span of 6 ft
It was named after the colour it turns when it is cooked rather than the colour of a living animal, which tends to be more burgundy.
The king crab is native to the Bering Sea, north Pacific Ocean and neighbouring Alaskan waters, It will cost around $ 35 ( 1680 /- ) per crab in native areas , due to its size it is not available all around the world.
Truffle ( fungus )
is the fruiting body of an underground mushroom , are highly prized as they cannot be cultivated.
There are 2 types of Truffles - white and Black
Due to which the french had called it " the diamond of the kitchen "
white Truffle can cost $ 5000 USD ( 2.40 Lakh ) per kilo , approx
Black Truffle can cost around $ 2200 USD ( 1.56 Lakh ) per kilo , approx
A large black watermelon grown only on the northern island of Hokkaido , Japan.
Because they are so rare, these melons can be extremely expensive.
Approx 65 watermelons are harvested every season , hence the cost per watermelon will be around
$ 6100 ( 2.93 Lakh )
are very expensive Japanese melons. They are used for summer gift giving, and usually come in with a wood box for gift packaging.
The soil the melons are grown in is volcanic ash. It's not what's in the volcanic soil, but how the soil behaves.
It lets growers there easily control the temperature of the soil, and the ash lets water quickly drain through, allowing for the top to remain dry, which promotes the size of the melons.
Each melon could cost around $ 200 USD ( 9600 /- ).
comes from Iran making it extremely rare and extremely expensive.
Almas Caviar is white in appearance that can probably be explained by the eggs which come from a 100 year old albino Sturgeon from the Caspian Sea
The only known outlet is the Caviar House & Prunier in London England’s Picadilly that sells a kilo in a tin of 24 - karat gold for about $25,000 ( 12 Lakh ).
Tieguanyin ( Tea )
is the most expensive tea in the world, This tea has oolong leaves, and is highly oxidized.
One of the reasons as to why this tea is so expensive is because of the “ gung fu ” style, which means “ great skill ”.
The tea can be brewed with multiple infusion, for three to four times, so the more you brew the tastier it becomes.
This tea costs around $3,000 USD ( 1.44 Lakh ) per kilo.
A rare delicacy from the salad days of ancient Egypt is being grown and marketed at Munsley Court Farm.
Hop asparagus may also be the oldest cultivated root vegetable in the world.
it is only harvested in four locations , hence it is very expensive.
A kilo can cost upto $ 238 ( approx 11,400 /- )
La Bonnotte ( Potato )
is a very exclusive delicacy which chefs worldwide wait every year in anticipation, to get this potato in their kitchens.
The salty, nutty and light potato gets its taste from the light sandy soil and the influences of sea water and algea ( french ) give La Bonnotte the taste of the sea naturally.
A kilo of La Bonnotte potato could cost you around $ 680 USD ( approx 32,750 /- )
this comes from Donkey's milk from the Zasavica reserve north of Belgrade , capital of Serbia
A kilogram of the smoked cheese is priced at $ 1350 USD ( approx 65,000 ) per kilo
As it takes around 25 litres of milk to get one kilo , which is collected from about 100 Balkan Donkeys
is derived from the saffron crocus flower.
A pound of dry saffron (0.45 kg) requires 50,000 to 75,000 flowers to make, meaning an entire football field of these flowers.
A kilo can cost around $ 11,000 USD ( 5.28 Lakh )
is the most expensive nut in the world, cultivated in Australia.
The macadamia tree produces nuts only after it’s 7-10 years old, requiring fertile soil and heavy rainfall.
A kilo would cost around $ 30 USD ( approx 1450 /- )
Blue Fin Tuna
is found in atlantic and pacific ocean, and it is very rare as its species is in decline.
Hence are highly prized for sushi and sashimi.
A kilo would cost around $ 390 USD ( 18,750 /- approx )
are small to very large-sized edible sea snails
It is considered a symbol of wealth and prestige, and is traditionally reserved for special occasions such as weddings and other celebrations.
Each abalone would cost around $ 38 USD ( 1800 /- approx )
is a popular french delicacy made out of duck liver. One that has been specially fattened.
It has a rich, buttery, delicate texture and taste, and would cost around $ 70 USD ( 3400 /- approx )
chocolates are handmade artisan products using only the freshest natural ingredients, with no additives or preservatives.
contains a creamy truffle ganache made from French Valrhona chocolate blended with fresh cream infused with vanilla pods and pure Italian truffle oil.
Each one of these luscious truffle chocolates has a price tag $ 2,600 USD ( 1.25 Lakh ) per kilo
consists of 10 ounces of sevruga caviar , a whole lobster, and 6 eggs and is available at Le Parker Meridien restaurant in New York.
Each omlet would cost around $ 1000 USD ( 48,000 /- )
The sundae ( Ice Cream )
made up of 5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, Madagascar vanilla, 23K edible gold leaf and one of the most expensive chocolates in the world , Amedei Porceleana.
Served at Serendipity 3 , a popular restaurant in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Each sundae costs around $ 1000 USD ( 48,000 /- )
Kona Nigari water
The desalinated water high in minerals from the deep seas off Hawaii , costs around $ 16.75 USD ( approx 804 /- ) per bottle
The 12 inch pizza
is densely packed with an assortment of some of the world’s most expensive food ingredients, such as lobster marinated in cognac , caviar soaked in champagne , sunblush tomato sauce , Scottish smoked salmon , venison medallions , prosciutto , and vintage balsamic vinegar.
In addition to all these fine ingredients, it’s topped with a significant amount of edible 24-carat gold flakes.
The pizza would cost around $ 3700 USD ( 1.76 Lakh )