Saffron | Most expensive food items
Saffron is the world most expensive food items. Saffron has long been the world’s most expensive spice by weight. Saffron has a sweet, floral taste to it. It’s earthy and has a complex nuanced flavor. The cost of harvesting saffron flower in itself makes the price high. It takes some 75,000 saffron flowers to make just one pound of spice. It is also said that it contains medicinal benefit, saffron can act as a diuretic and purifies the blood, kidney and bladder, and may regulate the BUN and sCr rate in blood.
The cost of this seasoning can range from USD $3,000 to $5,000 per pound
Winter White Truffle
Winter White Truffle is mainly found in Northern and Central Italy, especially Piedmont, Tuscany and Marches and has a garlicky flavour, sort of like shallots, and also an intense earthy and musky aroma. The white truffle is one of the most expensive food item because it’s very much affected by the weather and the climate in a given season.
White Alba truffles weighing just under two pounds can cost upto USD $70,000.
White Pearl Albino Caviar
White Pearl Albino caviar is one of the most expensive and most rare foods in the world. One of the reasons why some caviar is so expensive is that to produce just only one kilogram of the white pearl albino caviar product, five kilograms of raw white caviar are needed. The really distinctive aspect of caviar is more about its texture. The eggs pop on your tongue, and the rich, slightly sweet taste oozes into your mouth and the flavour fills your nose. Caviar is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including omega 3, which helps to promote a healthy nervous, circulatory and immune system.
White Pearl Albino Caviar is being sold at a value of $113,630 per kg.
Japanese Wagyu Steaks
Wagyu beef from Japan is the most prized beef in the world. It is not just about the Breed of the cow which make it expensive, it is also the way in which the cows were raised and slaughtered. Japanese Wagyu beef has a superior eating quality, it also has higher levels of intra-muscular fat, or marbling, resulting in a more flavoursome eating experience. Wagyu production is closely regulated by the Japanese government.
High-grade Japanese wagyu steaks can cost up to $200 per pound or one cow can be sold for $30000
Kopi Luwak Coffees
Kopi luwak is made from coffee beans plucked from civets’ faces. Civet cat will only eat the best tasting and highest quality coffee beans. After spending about a day and a half in the civet’s digestive tract the beans are then defecated in clumps, having kept their shape and still covered with some of the fleshy berry’s inner layers. Then through the natural process of digestion, the beans would ferment and result in great tasting coffee. The reason why kopi luwak coffee is so good is that because the luwak only goes after the best and ripest coffee bean
With prices ranging between $35 and $100 a cup, or about $100 to $600 a pound