The ranking of the most expensive food
Here is a list of the most expensive products in the world. These products are so expensive because of their scarcity and exclusivity. We have to be rich to enjoy this expensive food every day. But if you just want to eat these products once a year, it is not necessary to be rich. So, let’s look at the rating of the most expensive food in the world:
9. Jamón Ibérico de Bellota
Price per kg: $ 185 — $ 395
Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (Iberian acorn ham) is the world’s most expensive pork product. Represents the highest quality of Spanish meat, Jamón Ibérico. Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, is made from the meat of Black Iberian pigs, which grow in the forests along the Spanish-Portuguese border and eat only seeds.
8. Matsutake mushrooms
Price per kg: $ 200 — $ 2000
Matsutake mushroom (Tricholoma matsutake) is highly valued in Japan for centuries. This mushroom also known as mattake, large mushroom that grows mainly in certain types of pine trees in areas of Japan, Korea and China (although he is also growing around the world and exported to Japan to meet the high demand). They say that high demand for the fungus is due not to his taste, and more a tribute to tradition. The fungus is almost tasteless.
7. Kopi Luwak coffee (Indonesian coffee)
Price per kg: $ 265 — $ 1325
Kopi Luwak, also known as coffee marten, is the most expensive coffee in the world. Produced mainly in Indonesia. What makes him special is the fact that the coffee extracted from the droppings of the Asian palm marten Luwak which eats coffee berries gold blend. The gastric juice of the animal produces enzymatic process that imbues the grain complex and unique flavors.
6. Kobe beef
Price per kg: $ 550 — $ 770
Criteria for 100% authentic Kobe beef is very strict: the meat must be from cows of the black Tajimi-Ushi breed of cattle Wagyu. Born, bred and murdered in the region of Japan, Hyogo (in Kobe). Traditionally, cows are fed on a special diet and regularly massaging brush.
In Japan lunch consisting of this legendary meat, prized for its rich fragrance, soft and dense marbling of fat. It will cost you about $ 130.
Price per kg: $ 1,100 — $ 11,000
Saffron is undoubtedly the most valuable spice in the world. Produced from the flowers of saffron (SATIVUS Crocivus). Believe that originated in Greece. Saffron is cultivated over 3000 years for culinary and medical purposes, it is mentioned in many classical writings including the Bible and Shakespeare.
As for the price, there have been periods when saffron was worth more than gold. Such a high price comes from consumer demand, growing conditions and complexity of the collection process. For the production of spices needs a great number of colors, 150 000 per kilogram.
4. The bird’s nest soup
Price per kg: $ 2,000 — £ 10,000
This expensive food known as “Caviar of the East”. These nests are actually made of hardened strands kleptones the bird’s saliva – that’s right, the soup spitting. As you can imagine, cleaning up nests of these cave creatures — a difficult job, although it was improved during the last 400 years.
Bird nests can be of different colors and, although they are valued for their culinary, nutritional, medicinal and even aphrodisiac properties, blood-red ‘ nests are prized most of all.
3. White truffles
Price per kg: $ 3,000 — $ 9350
Of all the types of truffle, the white truffle in the highest esteem due to its intense flavor, rich aroma and scarcity. The highest price ever paid for a truffle was in December 2007 when a 1.5 kg white truffle was sold for $ 330 000 (£ 165 000). However, it was at a charity auction, which does not reflect the market price.
The only sources of these precious mushrooms are underground on the roots of certain tree species in certain regions of Italy and Croatia. Since it is difficult to find hunters for truffles, traditionally help the pigs, as the truffle flavor reminiscent of a porcine sex hormone (although dogs are also used).
2. Diamond caviar
Price per kg: $ 18500 — $ 34200
The word diamond is very suitable for the title of the most expensive caviar in the world. This Beluga caviar is white in appearance. The most expensive caviar is produced from Beluga grown in the Caspian sea. As a rule, the lighter the color of Beluga caviar the older the fish. The word “caviar” comes from the Persian word “Khag-avar”, meaning “the ROE-generator”. In medieval Russia, caviar was peasant food, but since Shakespeare caviar was connected to luxury. An important fact is that, the older the fish, the more elegant and exquisite is the flavor of the caviar. Diamond caviar produced in Iran, making it extremely rare and very expensive.
Price per kg: $ 33.000 — $ 110.00
It is known in the food industry as additive E175, to many of us old gold — officially the most expensive food in the world. Appreciated for something that has no smell, no taste, Golden color. Is mainly used in small quantities in the form of gold leaf or flakes as decoration expensive meals and food products. Gold is an inert metal that simply passes through the intestinal tract. Eaten gold will be released from the body after about 24 hours unchanged without causing any harm.
Such expensive food in the world, perhaps I should try each product at least once.