People will always appreciate culinary art. The variety of food ingredients is one of the main reasons the kitchen can create so many great dishes. In this article, we will introduce to you some foods, but it will be a more special category, about the price of those ingredients. Specifically, the top most expensive foods in the world. Hope you will like it.
Table of Contents
- 1. White Alba Truffles
- 2. Almas (white pearl albino) Caviar
- 3. Moose Cheese
- 4. Foie Gras
- 5. Iranian Pistachios
- 6. Japanese Kobe Beef
- 7. Weasel Coffee
- 8. Saffron
- 9. Salanganes Nest
- 10. Densuke Black Watermelon
- 11. Caciocavallo Podolico cheese
- 12. Gold Leaf
- 13. Glass Eel
- 14. Black Truffles
- 15. Melon King Yubarki
- 16. Vanilla
- 17. Scottish Lobster
- 18. Coffin Bay Oysters
- 19. Matsutake Mushroom
- 20. Bluefin tuna
- 21. Ayam Cemani Black Chicken
- 22. Balsamic vinegar
- 23. Hacienda La Esmeralda Coffee
- 24. Shark Fin
- 25. La Bonnotte Potatoes
- 26. Jamon Iberico de Bellota
- 27. Pineapple Heligan
- 28. Artificial Meat
- 29. Zengcheng Hanging Green Lychee
- 30. Peri Bali Honey
- 31. Chestnut Oil
- 32. Abalone
- 33. Fugu Fish
- 34. Hops
- 35. Matcha Green Tea
- 36. Fennel Pollen
- 37. Pule Cheese
- 38. Kona Nigari Water
- 39. Japanese Matsusaka Beef
- 40. Gooseneck Barnacles
- 41. Buddha Shaped Pears
- 42. Kopi Luwak Coffee
- 43. Haggis
- 44. Mango Taiyo-no-Tamago
- 45. Ruby Roman Grape
- 46. Sekai-ichi Apple
- 47. Strawberry Queen Sembikiya
- 48. Muang Thong Durian
- 49. Kenyao Durian
- 50. Mangosteen
1. White Alba Truffles
|Price||$330,000 (record price in 2007)|
|Binomial name (science name)||Tuber magnatum|
The Alba White Truffle is regarded as one of the most valuable foods, representing high cuisine and catering worldwide. Alba white truffle has recently been utilized as the primary component of opulent and efficient cosmetic lines that can hydrate, brighten, revitalize, calm, and regenerate the skin. Moreover, it has been established that several stimulating, calming, and nourishing amino acids have a significant lifting impact. It is also noteworthy how minerals and fibers help the skin’s renewal and revitalization.
2. Almas (white pearl albino) Caviar
|Location||South Caspian Sea|
|Taken from||Beluga Sturgeon weighs up to 900 kg (60-to-100-year range)|
This Almas Caviar is too expensive for its value. Egg-laying sturgeon are used to make caviar. Buyers must know how to store and use these items to keep their flavor because the method is straightforward. Caviar should always be frozen and incompatible with metals (except gold). Therefore, this meal should only be served uncooked and served cold. When handling caviar, high-grade materials such as gold or jade must be used for the packaging, spoons, and plates.
3. Moose Cheese
|Country of origin||Sweden|
|Source of milk||Source of milk.|
Elk cheese, or “moose cheese,” has a flavor that is unmistakably distinct from all other cheeses. Milk from moose is used to make this cheese. This cheese is exclusively produced in Sweden, has a distinctive flavor, sells for about $1,000/kg, and is only created in small amounts. There are just three accessible dairy moose at the Elk House in Bjurholm, Sweden, owned by Christer and Ulla Johansson. These moose only produce 1-6 liters of milk daily and can only be milked from May to September.
4. Foie Gras
Foie gras is the world’s most famous and “notorious” dish. Foie gras is usually made from the liver of geese forced to eat, so it has a characteristic greasy taste.
The process of raising geese to produce foie gras is quite complicated and laborious. Not only that, some countries have banned the production of foie gras, making this dish even more expensive. Unlike conventional foie gras, which is manufactured by stuffing or coercing the goose into eating, ethical foie gras is made from foie gras that is caught wild. As a result, this dish might cost up to 700 USD/kg (more than 15 million VND).
5. Iranian Pistachios
|Country of origin||Persia (Nowadays Iran)|
One of the most delicious types of chestnuts today is the Iranian pistachio, which is very delicious. Iranian pistachios are a blend of two characteristic blue and purple colors. Iranian pistachios grown in the mountains have a strange fatty taste due to the influence of the environment. Pistachios are praised for their delicate flavor and attractive appearance, yet 1 kilogram of the best ones may cost up to $153. Australian-grown macadamias are among the most expensive nuts internationally.
6. Japanese Kobe Beef
|Price||$240 (200 grams)|
|Location||Japan’s Hyōgo Prefecture|
|Origin||Wagyu beef from the Tajima strain of Japanese Black cattle|
Kobe beef is a premium meat with the characteristic of speckled white fat veins interspersed with red meat fibers with an even ratio that makes the meat both tender and fatty. The process of raising cows is rigorous. Cow feed is nutritious things like young rice and fresh grass, and very pure drink is filtered water and even beer. Kobe beef is highly marbled, with a Beef Marbling Score (BMS) of 6 or more. This high marbling ratio means that Kobe is very uniformly fatty.
7. Weasel Coffee
|Price||$150 (100 grams)|
|Origin||Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Viet Nam)|
Weasel coffee appears a lot on Indonesian islands such as Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi. The word “Kopi Luwak” refers to a nut produced by spotted weasels that eat coffee berries and then excrete their feces, which are then dried and processed into coffee powder. On average, you must pay a minimum of 150 USD (about 3.4 million VND) for a real or fake weasel coffee.
|Price||$9,90 (half a gram)|
|Origin||Greece or Southwest Asia|
Saffron originates from Greece and has been harvested entirely by hand in Iran. Since saffron is only produced seven days a year in the fall, it is scarce. Saffron has a very delicate aroma. The rich, somewhat sweet flavor is entirely enigmatic; it’s difficult to explain but instantly recognizable in food. This food is made from saffron and is considered a very precious medicine. Saffron takes up to 3 years to harvest. Iran is one of the countries that produce the best saffron, and they often sell this food for thousands of dollars per kilogram of product.
9. Salanganes Nest
|Price||$2,000 with 1 cup of white soupUp to $10,000 with 1 cup of red soup|
|Origin||Southeast Asia (Viet Nam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia)|
Salanganes Nest is known as the “Caviar of the East” thanks to the similarity between the high price and the rarity of these two foods. It is a food made from the saliva of swiftlets. This material is also said to be extremely good for health and beauty. It contains several essential amino acids and can regenerate cells, reverse aging, and strengthen the immune system.
10. Densuke Black Watermelon
|Location||The northern island of Hokkaido|
Densuke black watermelon originated in Japan, is a rare fruit, and is 20 times more expensive than regular watermelon. At one point, this fruit was sold in a fruit auction for 6,300 USD (more than 140 million VND). This fruit has few seeds, even seedless fruit, and has a lovely taste. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, prices have decreased over the past two years, but the black watermelon type is still the most expensive available worldwide.
11. Caciocavallo Podolico cheese
There are many famous kinds of cheese worldwide, but Caciocavallo Podolico cheese is the most popular. This cheese is made from the unique milk of rare cows that only produce milk for two months a year. Caciocavallo Podolico cheese is teardrop shaped and tastes similar to provolone cheese. Caciocavallo cheese gradually develops complex fragrances of Mediterranean scrub and grazing areas due to the lasting flavors of the very aromatic herbs that cows eat, such as wild fennel, licorice, and myrtle.
12. Gold Leaf
|Price||$70 (for a few grams)|
Gold has been and is becoming an indispensable spice in the dishes of the elite. Although it is a gold leaf, this is not a pure gold leaf but has been mixed with a small amount of silver and copper for easy shaping and color adjustment. In particular, the gold leaf used in food contains only gold and silver. In most cases, gold is bio-sediment, which means it passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed.
The lower the carat value of gold leaf, the more impurities it contains and the less safe it is to eat. If you are more careful, you should choose gold that clearly states on the label as 34-carat gold–edible gold and 22 – 24 carat gold as entirely edible gold.
13. Glass Eel
|Most consumed place||Japan, then Europe|
Eel is highly esteemed in Japan, and variations in eel cause price swings to catch in Southeast Asia. In Japan, juvenile eels, also known as glass eels or elvers, are consumed during a limited number of days in July and August, when prices soar dramatically. However, it can still be more expensive outside of Japan; in Europe, the price per kg might reach $1581.
14. Black Truffles
|Price||Up to $1,700 (for 450g)|
After the white truffle, the black truffle is an expensive food that can only be found in a few luxury restaurants. Truffles have a potent scent and profound perfume that foreshadow their flavor. They best fit into the umami category because of their earthy, musky, and pungent flavors. This less well-known flavor, referred to as the fifth taste, is savory and resembles meat, soup, and fish. This flavor, which is nearly buttery, garlicky, olivey, and mushroom-like, is what black truffles recall. They can highlight and heighten the flavors of the foods they are matched with due to their distinctive taste.
15. Melon King Yubarki
|Origin||Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan|
Yubarki melons are only grown in certain regions, such as champagne and Kobe beef, so they are rare. In addition, Yubarki melon has a much sweeter taste than a regular cantaloupe. In the past, someone once paid $23,000 for a Yubarki cantaloupe at an auction. A premium melon should be perfectly round and have exceptionally smooth skin. Part of the stem will be cut with scissors, leaving the top of the fruit for aesthetic purposes.
|Price||$4,000 for 450g|
|Origin||A spice derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla|
Most dishes with vanilla are flavored with a mixture of chemicals, so few people know about vanilla as an expensive food. Real vanilla flowers only bloom for a few hours a year and are difficult to pollinate. Therefore, vanilla beans are rare and can only be found in some specialty stores. As evidenced by its prominence as an ice cream flavor, vanilla is thought to be the most extensively utilized scent and flavor ingredient for foods, beverages, and cosmetics.
17. Scottish Lobster
The first of Scotland’s two entries on this list is lobster. Scottish lobster is one of the most sought-after varieties, despite being relatively inexpensive compared to many other options. This type of lobster has a very characteristic black shell and is expensive because of the high requirements for remarkable preservation and processing to keep its delicious taste.
18. Coffin Bay Oysters
|Origin||Coffin Bay Oyster Farm|
|Location||Eyre Peninsula in South Australia|
Oysters, once considered the food of the poor, have now become a luxury food. One of the most expensive oysters is caught in Australia’s Coffin Bay. This place is well known for its oysters. Oysters were historically seen as food for the underprivileged, just as other delicacies on this list, like lobster. Then oyster bars and champagne appeared. Oysters from Coffin Bay are highly regarded worldwide, particularly in Japan.
19. Matsutake Mushroom
|Price||$1000 for 450g|
|Growing places||East Asia, Europe, and North America|
The price of matsutake mushrooms is not high until they become endangered. Because of their rarity, matsutake mushrooms can cost $1,000 for just 450 g. The countries where the fungus is still present include China, Japan, Korea, Finland, Sweden, and Canada. This mushroom was extremely expensive in Japan and was only used for cooking dishes for emperors in ancient times. The dishes made from this mushroom have a delicious taste but are extremely expensive.
20. Bluefin tuna
|Price||Up to $6000|
|Origin||Both the western and eastern Atlantic oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.|
As the name suggests, the characteristic of bluefin tuna has blue fins. This is a relatively rare type of tuna, and declining numbers due to overfishing have led to them being classified as endangered today. They live mainly in the Pacific and Indian Oceans and can sometimes be found in the Mediterranean Sea. This fish has a relatively long lifespan, and they can live to 40 years old and are large, with an average weight of about 150 kg. Even caught some individuals weighing up to 450 kg and up to 2.1 m long. This is a large fish with high economic and nutritional value. Therefore, they are loved by consumers around the world, often appearing in restaurants.
21. Ayam Cemani Black Chicken
Cemani black chickens carry a dominant gene that produces hyperpigmentation (fibromatosis), turning the chicken’s internal organs, feathers, and beak primarily black. Because they are significantly faster than other chickens and have much more muscle in their thighs than other gamecocks, the Cemani is a very well-liked gamecock for cockfighting in Bali. Due to its scarcity, it is in very high demand among people who enjoy chicken, though perhaps not necessary for eating. They don’t lay many eggs, either. They are frequently sacrificed in rituals in Indonesia, like when a sizable building project is started.
22. Balsamic vinegar
|Price||Up to $1300 per liter (for 25-year-old Modena-sourced)|
|Type||Condiment and salad dressing|
|Place of origin||Italy|
|Main ingredients||White Trebbiano grape juice|
Made in Modena, Italy, the home of Maserati and Ferrari, Balsamic vinegar is made from the rare Trebbiano grape. Ten to twenty years are needed for the grapes to dry. You can pay $5 for a 500ml bottle at the grocery store. Traditional vinegar in Emilia-Romagna typically serves as an antipasto on top of slices of mortadella and Parmigiano Reggiano. In moderation, it is also added to fresh fruit like strawberries and pears, basic crème (custard) gelato, and grilled fish, eggs, steaks, and other dishes. A little glass of traditional vinegar may be drunk to end a meal.
23. Hacienda La Esmeralda Coffee
The Geisha coffee bean known as “Hacienda La Esmeralda” is said to contain tangerine undertones and has its roots in Ethiopia. Given its reputation as the best coffee in the world, its pricing is reasonable. Geisha’s outstanding tastes and aromatics were discovered by accident due to altitude. Since then, they have put a lot of effort into building the infrastructure needed for a Geisha production to produce the qualities that have made the world fall in love with this unique coffee variety.
24. Shark Fin
|Origin||Part of a shark which is valuable|
Shark fin is considered a delicacy and is thought to have aphrodisiac properties in China. Sharks are killed while still alive by having their prominent dorsal fins removed, a practice known as “shark finning,” They descend to the bottom, where they either suffocate to death or are eaten by other fish. For this reason, numerous nations and organizations have outlawed shark finning, importing shark fin goods, or serving shark fin soup as a main course.
25. La Bonnotte Potatoes
|Growing place||The Île de Noirmoutier is an island in the Bay of Biscay.|
Only Noirmoutier, a small island off the west coast of France connected to the mainland by a bridge, is used to raise La Bonnotte potatoes. Because seaweed compost is utilized, the flat place of Originour is rich and suggestive of lemon, soil, and sea. All Bonnotte potatoes are hand-picked because they are too delicate to be collected by machinery. The short season (1st-10th May) and low harvest (only 20,000 kg are collected annually) further contribute to the high price.
26. Jamon Iberico de Bellota
|Other name||Pata negra|
|Place of Origin||Spain and Portugal|
This Jamon has a beautiful fat distribution, an aromatic flavor intensified by the acorns (bellota), and a texture that seems to melt on your tongue. Coming from carefully raised pigs that are entirely free to roam the countryside and are only fed what they can find in nature. This should be at the top of your list if you enjoy ham. It is produced in Spain and Portugal using only acorns and roots fed to free-range pigs.
27. Pineapple Heligan
|Place of Origin||Lost Garden of Heligan, England|
Heligan pineapple officially appeared in October 1997 and was a gift to Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the 50th wedding anniversary. The pineapples became famous worldwide when the royal family praised them as delicious, lint-free pineapples. The process of planting and taking care of the feat is one of the reasons why the price of Heligan pineapples has increased many times. In addition, the small quantity and the label “tropical fruit grown in cold countries” also pushed the price of Heligan pineapple.
28. Artificial Meat
|Place of Origin||San Francisco (United States)|
The growing development of artificial meat could mean a dramatic reduction in animal cruelty. Memphis Meats CEO Uma Valeti says the company’s manufacturing process also produces a 90% reduction in emissions compared to traditional agriculture. Artificial meat is still derived from natural meat cells but is grown with the proper nutrients and conditions in the lab to develop into regular-breed meat.
29. Zengcheng Hanging Green Lychee
|Price||$80.000 (Auction price record)|
|Place of Origin||Tangcheng, Guangzhou|
Expensive fruit is no longer rare; in China, there is also lychee, considered one of the most expensive fruits in the world, the Zengcheng Hanging Green lychee. The market does not sell by weight but by fruit, enough to see how expensive this fruit is. The fabric has a lovely color. The outer cover has two red and blue colors in a ratio of 6:4 and has blue stitching. When eaten, it has a unique sweet taste, the pulp is thick and succulent, and the seeds are tiny. Currently, this fabric variety is very few and rare.
30. Peri Bali Honey
|Place of Origin||Turkey|
|Other names||Fairy honey or Elvish honey|
Peri honey comes from the Saricayir Dagi valley in northeastern Turkey. The mineral-rich caverns of the valley produce the unsurpassed fresh quality of Goblin honey. Turkish Peri Bali honey is very pricey. The honey is rare because it can only be obtained by harvesting and extracting it from the high walls of a cave up to 1,800 meters deep. This honey has the appearance of a magical potion from a distant land!
31. Chestnut Oil
|Price||$1400 per liter|
|Place of Origin||Morocco|
Chestnut oil is often called “liquid gold” because 1000 ml of essential oil from Moroccan seeds costs 1400 USD (equivalent to 32 million VND). Stylish and rich women often use this essential oil for beauty despite their extremely high price. The essential oil of the seeds has moisturizing, cooling, brightening, and smoothing effects, anti-wrinkle, and tightening effects. Moroccan nuts contain a lot of vitamin E and fatty acids, so they have a high economic value.
|Price||Depending on the type, from $20-$200 for 1 kg as usual|
|Other names||ear shells, sea ears|
In traditional medicine, called “1 plate of abalone, one piece of gold”, abalone is currently quite expensive. In Oriental medicine, abalone is considered one of the seafood-based foods rich in nutritional value. Abalone can help improve the immune system, in the process of metabolism, can help destroy cancer cells. Most people can eat abalone, especially those with nocturia, low blood pressure, unstable blood pressure, and lack of concentration. However, some people should not eat, like gout sufferers and people with high uric acid.
33. Fugu Fish
|Price||300$ for each fish|
|Place of Origin||Japan|
Fugu Fish is considered one of the most expensive food items worldwide and is known to be the most dangerous fish. Not adequately prepared, eating its flesh can be fatal, and there is no cure for its poison. Only experienced, trained, and licensed chefs are allowed to cook and serve this fish. They are used as ingredients to prepare high-class dishes. They are present in the menu of banquets, banquets, or formal events.
|Other names||Seed cones or strobiles|
|Place of Origin||South England and West United State|
If you ask what the most expensive vegetable in the world is, the answer is hops. They are similar in appearance to asparagus but are extremely rare. Hops only grow once a year in the spring and quickly die off a few days later, making them very expensive. Only the female plants are used for commercial production, and the hops plants have distinct male and female plants.
Beer brewing ingredients, hops, and wheat ears on a wooden cracked old table in front of a hops plantation. Beer brewery concept. Wheat ears and hop cones in the linen sack in the foreground – provided by Stone36
35. Matcha Green Tea
|Place of Origin||China, but well-known in Japan|
The powdered form of matcha is consumed differently than tea leaves or tea bags, as it is dissolved in a liquid, typically water or milk. In modern times, matcha is also used to flavor and color foods such as mochi and soba noodles, green tea ice cream, matcha latte, and many confections such as Japanese wagashi. Matcha tea has many uses, such as smoothing the skin, preventing skin aging, helping to remove dirt and sebum on the face, and minimizing the formation of acne and inflammatory skin diseases. In addition, it also helps the body relax, relieve stress, and reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer.
36. Fennel Pollen
|Place of Origin||Italy|
Fennel is notoriously difficult to cultivate; therefore, fennel pollen must be manually collected from wild fennel, which mainly grows in Italy and California. Fennel pollen is described as “the spice of angels” and “culinary fairy dust,” and everyone who has experienced it adores its complex flavor. Its anise-like licorice flavor, similar to fennel seed, is enhanced by citrus and honey undertones and goes well with sweet and savory foods.
37. Pule Cheese
|Place of Origin||Serbia|
The low milk output of the jennies (female donkeys) is the cause of the relatively high price of Pule Cheese. In contrast to the 60L that some cows generate daily, their 20 milking jennies produce less than 5L each. Additionally, the farmers must manually milk their jennies three times per day. The milk must be emptied for the donkey to make more, which is the cause. And finally, to create 1kg of Pule cheese, you need 25L (6.6 gallons) of milk. However, the majority of cheeses need roughly 10L of milk.
38. Kona Nigari Water
|Place of Origin||Hawaii (United States)|
The water in Kona Nigari is entirely ocean-sourced. Deep ocean water off the coast of Hawaii is where the undersea floor naturally drops off significantly, not surface water where the rubbish floats. The person who thought up the idea was brilliant, but it’s still debatable whether the word “evil” needs to be mentioned. At least their sourcing is ethical. How do you feel about purchasing that amount of money just for water?
39. Japanese Matsusaka Beef
|Place of Origin||region of Mie, Matsusaka, Japan|
Because of its flavor, richness, and peculiar marbled texture, Matsusaka beef is so highly acclaimed. A high requirement must be met before the beef qualifies as Matsusaka beef. The cows are carefully chosen, and maturation takes three years. Additionally, just a few farms in the region are permitted to supply the meat, and the cows are even given unique 10-digit ID numbers so they can be traced and validated!
40. Gooseneck Barnacles
|Place of Origin||Spain and Portugal|
That is a gooseneck barnacle, not a dinosaur toe! The lengthy neck of this crustacean is undoubtedly more appetizing than a real gooseneck. Connoisseurs regard gooseneck barnacles as being so exquisite that the cost can be up to 100 euros a plate and, occasionally, a human life—it is worth the risk. In bowls of hot, melting butter, diners dip freshly steamed barnacles. They tasted like bivalves and had a delicious lobster flavor to them.
41. Buddha Shaped Pears
|Price||$80 to $90 each|
|Place of Origin||China|
These days, we can make pears that resemble giant little Buddhas, replete with folded arms, full tummies, and meditation expressions. The key is a plastic mold created by China’s Fruit Mould Company, a company that also produces watermelons with hearts, cucumbers with stars on them, apples with gnome faces, and seductive peaches which look like human backs. A magical fruit inspires the concept of Buddha from an ancient Chinese fable. Anyone who consumed that uncommon fruit would become immortal.
42. Kopi Luwak Coffee
|Place of Origin||Bali, Indonesia|
|Another name||cat poop coffee (Western call)|
Kopi Luwak is made from coffee beans eaten, digested, and excreted by Luwak – the Asian civet. Coffee beans in Luwak civet manure will be washed and processed. Farmers in Indonesia claim this is the best coffee in the world. Because civets are pretty picky eaters, they only choose the ripest coffee berries. The animal’s digestive enzymes then “change the protein structure in the coffee beans, removing some of the acids to create a smoother cup of coffee,” according to National Geographic.
|Place of Origin||Scotland|
Haggis is a typical Scottish delicacy that isn’t just for the affluent. It is made by packing a sheep’s stomach with the organs of a sheep the liver, lungs, and heart and adding some spices, onions, and oats, two more Scottish favorites. The origin of this dish comes from the desire to reuse the discarded parts of sheep to process into new flavors. In addition, many people want to preserve it for a long time, so they have devised a way to stuff ingredients and sheep’s stomachs and then boil them to avoid rancidity.
44. Mango Taiyo-no-Tamago
|Price||$4000 for a pair (auction price)|
|Place of Origin||Miyake, Japan|
|Another name||Egg of the Sun|
Bees play an essential role in the pollination of plants. They are released to help the mango grow and ripen. However, even if bees have pollinated the tree, that does not mean that all mangoes qualify for Taiyo no Tamago.
Plenty of sunlight is required for the mango to have its perfect appearance with its characteristic red color, plump and unscratched. For a mango to be auctioned, in addition to the above factors, the mango skin must be non-green, weigh more than 350 g, and have a sugar content of at least 15%.
45. Ruby Roman Grape
|Price||$90-$140 a bunch|
|Color of berry skin||Red|
|Origin||Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan|
Ruby grapes are especially famous for their high sweetness and low acidity. Each grape of this type is 4 times larger than standard grapes. Farmers in Ishikawa Prefecture started planting rare grape varieties about 15 years ago.
They stand out for their uniform size, color, and taste. Each fruit must weigh at least 20 g and be about 30 mm long, and the sugar content must be over 18% – measured with a specialized meter. All of these factors influence the grade of Ruby Roman grapes, helping to classify and accurately determine their final value.
46. Sekai-ichi Apple
|Price||$21 per an apple|
|Marketing names||Devils apple|
In the list of the ten most expensive fruits in the world, Sekai Ichi ranks 3rd in terms of luxury. In terms of taste, they’re not too special to have a price of 21 USD/fruit, so what’s the real reason? While all other apple varieties in the world are applied to the process of planting, caring, and harvesting by machines, Sekai Ichi is entirely manual. Sekai apples have a strong sweet aroma and moderate crispness. In comparison, the crispiness of Sekai apples is not as good as that of Envy apples. When refrigerated according to the standard, apples can be kept for 3-4 months without losing quality, feeling fresh and sweet.
47. Strawberry Queen Sembikiya
|Price||$7 per each strawberry|
|Place of Origin||Sembikiya, Japan|
Sembikiya strawberries are considered the most “beautiful” strawberries in the world. Strawberries are red from head to base, and the seeds are white. It seemed so perfect that one regretted not wanting to eat it. This fruit is lovely, and its leaves are known for their perfect shape. Each strawberry is hand-selected to ensure that each berry in the fruit box is precisely what the customer is looking for.
Hand selected, each fruit is strikingly similar in that they are all red, with a perfectly shaped leaf at the top. Not only that but its pure broad seeds can be seen through the skin. Incredibly sweet—more so than your average strawberry, these fruits can only be enjoyed in Japan.
48. Muang Thong Durian
|Place of Origin||Thailand|
Although durian is sometimes referred to as the “King of Fruits,” many people might disagree, given its repulsive aroma, which has been compared to decaying meat, musty socks, and turpentine. If you can get past this, the fruit is reportedly delicious. Despite being an Asian production, it is prohibited in Singapore’s train system. The flesh can be consumed at various stages of ripeness, and it is used to flavor a wide variety of savory and sweet desserts in Southeast Asian cuisines. The seeds can also be eaten when cooked.
49. Kenyao Durian
|Price||$300 on a durian|
|Place of Origin||Nonthaburi, Thailand|
Thailand’s Kanyao durian variety is the most expensive fruit and is sought after by the rich in the world. Because this type of durian has a specially delicious taste, the rice is smooth like cream and greasy, which few types of durian have. The outstanding feature of the Kanyao durian variety is the spherical fruit with a very long stem (10-14 cm) compared to other durian varieties (Figure), bright yellow rice, creamy smooth, sweet, and fragrant. Especially when overcooked, the rice will not be mushy.
|Other names||Purple mangosteen|
|Growing places||mainly in Southeast Asia, southwest India, and Colombia.|
Mangosteen, often known as “purple mangosteen,” is a hard-skinned fruit that originated in South East Asia and is now produced worldwide in tropical areas. Its flavor is typically compared to lychee or ripe peach because it is light, sweet, and tangy. It is occasionally referred to as the “Queen of Fruits.” Even though mangosteen is a less common fruit, it shouldn’t be disregarded because of its abundance of nutrients, fiber, and unique antioxidants.