Top 10 Most Expensive Foods in the World


Food, hearing the word our mouth tends to drool. Food is a basic necessity of life, every living being needs food to get the energy to do work. We have tried a variety of foods and what if we give the list of some of the expensive foods available all over the world which you should definitely try.

Here is the list of most expensive foods in no particular order which is available all over the world.

10. Matsutake Mushroom

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Expensive Foods – Matsutake Mushroom

This species of Mushroom is very rare, hence to get a taste of this mushroom you need to shell out at least $600 per kilogram. Native to Japan but now available in most of the South Asian countries, Matsutake mushroom requires specific weather and climate condition to grow. This is the reason why this species of mushroom is very rare to find.

9. Kopi Luwak Coffee

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Expensive Foods – Kopi Luwak Coffee

Kopi Luwak coffee is expensive because the coffee beans are collected from Civet Cat Poop and then filtered and processed. It is now produced in industrial grade in Indonesia and southern India, however, if you want a pure version then you need to shell out at least $120-$1200 per kilogram of coffee.

8. White Pearl Albino Caviar

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Expensive Foods – White Pearl Albino Caviar

Caviar is one of the most expensive food items that you can purchase, but White Pearl Albino Caviar takes the price up a notch where a kilogram of White Pearl Albino Caviar costs around $9,100 and the reason for this expensive food item is due to the fact that this caviar is produced by large sturgeon that lives in the Caspian Sea and the eggs are procured very rarely.

7. Swallow Nest Soup

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Expensive Foods – Swallow Nest Soup

Swallow Nest Soup is a delicacy in Chinese cooking and a kilogram of swallow nest costs up to $3000. The reason for this price value is that Swallow builds its entire nest using its saliva and no additional materials. And the nests can be used directly, also the fact that the birds build their nest on the cliffside makes it difficult to collect.

6. Saffron

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Expensive Foods – Saffron

This rare spice seasoning can reach up to $400 to $1000 per kilogram and the reason for the cost price is due to the fact that Saffron grows for only 7 days in the year and that too in the month of autumn. It is then collected via hand and sorted which is a tedious process also to collect 1KG of Saffron, one needs to collect over 3,00,000 flowers.

5. White Truffles

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Expensive Foods – White Truffles

White truffles are native to the European region as they require specific climatic conditions to grow, also nurturing and preserving them takes a lot of work to retain their aroma and taste. Hence the reason they are priced at around $2100 per kilogram.

4. Ayam Cemani Black Chicken

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Expensive Foods – Ayam Cemani Black Chicken

Chicken is one of the popular meat-based dishes consumed all over the world, but this species of Chicken is available in Indonesia as it is bred only there and is not exported. This breed can reach up to $200 in Indonesia and thousands of dollars outside the country. The Ayam Cemani Black Chicken is not exported due to the fear of contracting bird flu.

3. Japanese Wagyu Steak

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Expensive Foods – Japanese Wagyu Steak

Steaks are one of the popular BBQ food items, but Japanese Wagyu Steaks are one of the most popular, tasty, and expensive dishes. The steaks from Japanese beef have an amazing aroma, and buttery texture and Wagyu bulls that are bred to produce meat are given massages, and beer and are played classical music. A KG of Wagyu steak can reach up to $450.

2. Dry-Cured Iberian Ham

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Expensive Foods – Dry Cured Iberian Ham

Jamón Ibérico, produced in Spain is possibly one of the most expensive kinds of ham in the world as these Iberian pigs are fed with acrons and are left in huge areas for them to graze at. This is the reason why this dry-cured ham costs around $392 per kg.

1. Moose Cheese

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Expensive Foods – Moose Cheese

Moose Cheese is expensive and is found only in Sweden as they are not produced anywhere in the world. The cheese is produced via Moose milk and the cheese looks the same as feta cheese and is white in color. It is produced only on Moose farms and a kilogram costs up to $1074 also the moose cheese is made in very limited quantities.

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