Have you ever wondered how hugely expensive can a food item be? Well, you will be surprised to know that a single dish of certain delicacies can cost several lakhs of rupees. Here are some food items in the world that will cost you a small fortune.
Lets take a look at the top 5 most expensive food items in the world:-
1 . White Truffles
With the price of €7000 per Kg, white truffle is considered one of the most expensive foods in the world. It is generally served with scrambled eggs, butter and Parmesan, or risotto. White truffle is found abundantly in Italy, France and the Pacific Northwest.
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Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Kashmiri Saffron is sold at Rs. 540000 Per Kg. Saffron is so expensive because it is harvested manually. Also, it takes 75,000 saffron flowers to make one pound of saffron spice as only a small part of the flower is used. Moreover, the cultivation of Saffron takes up to 3 years! Iran is the world’s leading producer of Saffron, followed by India.
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3. Almas Caviar
This is the most expensive Caviar. It is produced from the eggs of a rare female albino sturgeon between 60 and 100 years old, that swims in the southern Caspian Sea near Iran.
Almas Caviar is sold in a 24 karat gold tin packaging. This specific Caviar costs $25,000.
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4 . Bird’s Nest Soup
The Chinese bird’s nest soup is loved by foodies all across the globe. This soup, made from the saliva of Swiftlet birds, is served in 3 colours: Red, Yellow and White. The red bird nest soup is the most expensive of all. A bowl of this red bird’s nest soup costs $10,000. It is also considered the most delicious among the three varieties. This soup is considered a national cuisine in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.
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5 . Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee
Kopi Luwak or civet coffee is the most expensive coffee in the world. It costs over $700 per Kg. The making process of Kopi Luwak is really peculiar. Civet cats (Asian palm civet) are fed coffee seeds, and the partly digested coffee beans are collected from their feces. It is believed that the partial digestion and fermentation caused by the animal’s stomach acid enhances the flavour of the coffee. It is mainly produced in the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, and in East Timor.
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