1. The most expensive spice – saffron
It is made of a type of crocus. Between 50 000 and 75 000 flowers are needed to make 450 g of this spice. This is equivalent to a football field crocuses.
Price per pound – between $ 1,100 and $ 11,000
2. The most expensive mushroom in the world – the white truffle
It grows in the Piedmont region in northern Italy, reaching 12 cm diameter and 500 g weight.
Price per pound – between $ 1,350 and $ 2,700
Record price for a pound and a half of white truffles is $ 330,000. It was paid in December 2007 by Stanley Ho, the owner of the casino.
3. The most expensive nut – Macadamia
Macadamia tree yields fruit after passing 7-10 years of age. During this time, it needs good soil and abundant rainfall. Nuts are very hard, but inside they contain 80% fat and 4% sugar.
Price per kilogram – more than $ 30
4. The most expensive potato – La Bonnotte
La Bonnotte is a French variety grown on the island Noarmutie. The only fertilizer used in the cultivation of these potatoes is from algae. So the taste of the potato has lemon and sea notes. La Bonnotte is very rare and therefore expensive. Another reason for the price is that La Bonnotte are picked by hand, because they are too brittle to machine. It is only between 1st and 10th May each year.
Price per pound – up to € 550
5. The most expensive coffee – Kopi Luwak
It comes from Sumatra and, more precisely, from the digestive system of a small predator Asian palm civet. Once the animal eats coffee beans and turns in a great need to use the toilet, the result is the most expensive coffee in the world. Only about 200-250 kg of it is produced in a year.
Price per kilogram – more than $ 600
6. The most expensive tea
It is a Chinese green tea and is extremely rare.
Price per kilo – $ 3,000 for one cup – $ 15