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Top 10 most expensive foods in the world and their prices



Humans can only survive without food for about three months. It availability could determine the survival of a nation.

On average, people spend more than 10 per cent of their personal disposable income on food. But surprisingly, there are some foods that are not for everybody.

The price of a meal for some of the most expensive foods in the world is more than enough to feed some people for a whole year.

Top 10 most expensive foods in the world

1. Bluefin Tuna – $1.8 million

The Atlantic bluefin tuna is a species of tuna in the family Scombridae. It is variously known as the northern bluefin tuna, giant bluefin tuna [for individuals exceeding 150 kg ], and formerly as the tunny.

A 600 pound bluefin tuna sold for an eyewatering $1.8 million at Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo in January 2020.

Bluefin tuna costs about $3,603 per 0.5kg.

2. Edible gold leaf – $15,000

Edible Gold leaf sheets, or loose-leaf gold sheets, as they are often referred to in cake and pastry are real gold used for decorative applications and completely edible as long as it ranges between 22 to 24 karats.

The sheets in addition to the real gold contain a minor amount of naturally occurring silver.

This expensive ingredient is actually tasteless.

It cost about $169 to over $15,000 per pound.

3. Caviar – $34,500

Caviar is a food consisting of salt-cured roe of the family Acipenseridae. Caviar is considered a delicacy and is eaten as a garnish or spread.

Traditionally, the term caviar refers only to roe from wild sturgeon in the Caspian Sea and Black Sea.

According to the Guinness World Records, the most expensive caviar recorded is from an aged (possibly 100 year-old!) albino beluga sturgeon whose white caviar sold for about $34,500 per kilogram. My cod that’s steep!

4. Saffron

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”.

Real saffron can cost you over $10,000 per kilo.

5. White Truffles – $10,000

Tuber magnatum, the white truffle, is a species of truffle in the order Pezizales and family Tuberaceae. It is found in southern Europe.

It costs about $6,000 to $10,000 per pound.

6. Iberico ham – $3,846

Jamón ibérico, “Iberian ham” is a variety of jamón or presunto, a type of cured leg of pork produced in Spain and Portugal.

According to the Guinness World Records, the most expensive leg of ham commercially available is an Iberian ‘Manchado de Jabugo’, retailing at a whopping £3,192.76 (about $3,846) as of 20 March 2016.

7. Ayam Cemani Chicken – $2,500

The Ayam Cemani is a rare breed of chicken from Indonesia. They have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation, making the chicken mostly black, including feathers, beak, and internal organs.

It is considered the most expensive chicken in the world.

Each chicken costs about $2,500.

8. White Truffle – $2,500

9. Matsutake Mushrooms – $600

10. Oysters – $100 Per Dozen


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