The world’s most expensive foods – dietary laws
The world is insane. The expression “to go mad from fat” is as relevant as ever. There are those who die of hunger. And those who are tormented by the question, and what else to eat. Typically, in conventional supermarkets such products could not be found. Now this status. What can afford amoral billionaire?
The world’s most expensive nut — macadamia. Once the macadamia was the staple food for Australian aborigines and has now become a refined and very useful delicacy. Only two types of these nuts are cultivated (plantations in Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Hawaii and southern USA). The height of the macadamia tree reaches 40 meters, it bears fruit up to 100 years, but to clear the nut from the shell — not an easy task. Because of the difficulties with breeding and production of the delicacy of his produce not more than 40 tons per year. The cost of one kilogram of macadamia even in its historic homeland is more than 30 dollars.
The most expensive spice in the world — saffron. Real saffron is the stamens of plants of the family krokusowa (Crocus sativus). Stamens from the flowers of marigold also made the saffron and called false, or Imeretian. The stamens are collected manually and then dried. For more polukilogrammovye need 225000 stamens. To elevate the dish for three-five people, enough not more than six stamens of saffron. The Imeretian saffron is used in substantially larger quantities and not give such aroma. One kilogram of saffron costs about 6 thousand dollars.
The most expensive caviar in the world is not black. And not even a rare gray. The most expensive is the “Almas” Beluga caviar albino occasionally exported from Iran. One hundred grams of caviar, Packed into an indispensable jar of pure gold, will cost about 2 thousand dollars.
As you know, the most expensive mushroom in the world is the white truffle. It is impossible to place an exact price per kilogram of this delicacy, because almost every big mushroom is sold at auction. Sometimes this does not benefit neither the buyers nor the product. So, in 2004, bought for 28 thousand pounds mushroom weighing 850 grams… just rotten. Inconsolable buyer dug his garden in the hope that in its place will rise a new giant, but was later forced to transfer the remains to the homeland of the deceased, in Tuscany.
In early November 2007, three Hong Kong tycoon chipped purchased 750 grams mushroom for 209 thousand dollars (so far this is the most money ever gave for truffle). With this instance did not happen nothing: it safely cooked and ate on the exclusive truffle Banquet, attended by families and friends of the magnates.
It would seem that common-the potato is not exorbitant can cost thousands! Nothing of the sort. Resourceful peasants living on the island Normate annually collect not more than 100 tons of varieties of “La Bonnotte” per year. As divine tuber (and according to the legend, this is the sort of brought the Supreme God of the Incas) exclusively gentle, be collected only manually. The most expensive potato in the world costs about 500 euros per kilo.
The world’s most expensive meat is beef. But marble. And definitely from Japanese cows, Wagyu. For centuries these cows bred only in Japan, near the city of Kobe, treated them respectfully and fed only the best herbs, as well as daily rubbed sake and drank beer. For a long time the Japanese did not export cattle for breeding, however now Wagyu cows bred in Australia. But the cost of meat is affected solely upwards: to improve product quality Australian farmers began to give cows red wine (16 dollars per bottle). 200 grams of fillet in Europe costs more than 100 dollars. Some, especially the delicate pieces sell for a thousand dollars.