Price is not synonymous with quality, and some delicacies do not threaten your savings. Some foods can be considered small luxuries that a few people will taste throughout their lives. Here are some of the expensive foods in the world that cost a pretty penny.
Here are 7 Best Expensive Foods In The World:
The world's most expensive Caviar is 'Almas' produced from the eggs of a very rare female albino sturgeon between 55 and 90 years old, originally hailing from the southern Caspian Sea near Iran. Still, they are now almost extinct in their native environment. You have to expend around $35,500 (Over 25 lakh) per kg to buy it.
Saffron is one of the most expensive species globally known as 'red gold' hailing from the Middle East, which costs around $10,000 per kg. Its production needs a lot of patience and lots of hours of manual work to extract the little pistils from each crocus sativus flower. Around 250 flowers have just 1 gram of dried saffron.
Ayam Cemani Black Chicken
Also known as a black chicken, it originates from Indonesia. Everything is black except for his blood, from his feathers to his flesh, including his organs and tongue! Extremely rare, this breed of poultry spends a handsome sum of $5000 (Rs 3.7 lakh) per pair.
White truffles are the most exclusive and appreciated truffles, also known as Italian white truffle or Piedmont white truffle, costing around $2200 (Around Rs 1.5 lakh) per kg. It hails from northern Italy, and truffles need very specific conditions to grow.
Matsutake Mushrooms is one of the expensive mushrooms created in Japan's Tamba region. It is connected with the beginning of autumn and is considered a delicacy in Japanese cuisine. It is especially hard to find and fragile. Ideally, it is priced between $1500 to $2100 (Rs 75,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh).
Kopi Luwak Coffee
The most expensive coffee in the world is made from coffee beans associated with the civet's feces, a little cat that lives in a few parts of Asia. The cat swallows the coffee berries and excretes the entire beans. Workers collect their precious droppings that are then washed cleaned. Pounded, dried, and roasted as they can't digest the beans.
Swallow's Nest Soup
Very popular in China, swallow nests sell for a high price. The main ingredient is the swiftlet bird's nest, which is usually found in Southeast Asia. The most common are white and black-nest swiftlet nests. The nests are also called the "Caviar of the East".