For most it is a luxury.
Idea what expensive food, very different. For some, it’s a red fish, for others — a rare white truffles. However, there are still a number of other products, the price tag which will definitely make you wonder.
We invite you to see how the 10 most expensive foods in the world.
1. Mushroom matsutake
The rarity of these fungi raises their price to $ 600 dollars for 1 kg. Matsutake native to Japan and grows in several Asian countries, but their numbers are significantly reduced insects that destroy trees, under whose shade usually grow these mushrooms. So as a way to cultivate, matsutake, there is a possibility that they may even disappear from the face of the Earth.
2. Coffee Kopi-Luwak
This coffee is produced commercially in Indonesia, the Philippines and South India. Kopi-Luwak — most expensive coffee in the world. Its price ranges from $ 250 to 1 200 per 1 kg. are Known for their specific way of processing.
3. Belugas caviar-albino
1 kg of this calf, worth 8 500 Euro. Beluga-the albino is a large sturgeon fish that is found in the Caspian sea. Its cost is so high due to the fact that the Beluga-albino shed their eggs Golden color extremely rare — about once in 100 years.
4. The soup of bird’s nest
Nests of these birds consist essentially of one saliva without any additives or vegetable inclusions. This is what the prized birds: their nests — tasty delicacy in Chinese cuisine. The high price is easily explained: the gathering swallow’s nests is quite dangerous. Birds build their own houses on the cliffs, where a high risk of relapse. The cost of this delicacy amounts to $ 3 000 per 1 kg.
The cost of this condiment can range from $ 400 to 1,000 per 1 kg. the reason is that saffron blooms only in autumn and only 7 days a year. His collection and the further processing is carried out manually. And in order to collect 1 kg of saffron, collectors need to rip about 300 thousand of the flowers of this plant.
6. White truffles
The high cost of these fungi is due to the specific conditions for their growth, method of collection, storage and, of course, refined taste and aroma. In Europe, 1 kg of white truffles is around 2 000 Euro.
7. Black chicken ayam cemani
Chickens ayam cemani bred in Indonesia, but other countries don’t deliver because of the danger of avian flu. Breed of these birds is so rare that one chick in Indonesia itself costs about $ 200. And at the price can reach several thousand.
8. Beef steak Japanese beef Wagyu
The A4 Wagyu steak of Japanese beef is one of the most delicious, famous and expensive delicacies in the world. It has a wonderful aroma, a rich marbling A4 (out of a possible A5) and the famous buttery texture. Purebred bulls of the Wagyu breed in their homeland in Japan are massaged, given beer, put classical music. The cost of 1 kg of such meat is $ 450.
9. Dry-cured ham
Most expensive ham — jamon Iberico from Spain. That’s where grazing black pigs of the Iberian breed, fed exclusively with acorns and which are reserved for vast pastures. Price of 1 kg dry cured ham is around 365 euros.
10. Moose cheese
One of the most expensive moose cheese is cheese that is produced only in one place — on the Moose farm House in Sweden. For its production uses moose milk. Color moose and white cheese resembles feta. The cost of this cheese is 1 000 Euro per 1 kg, and it is produced in very limited quantities.
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