Which foods are the most expensive
Most expensive foods in the world: have you tried them yet?
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"La Bonnote": At 500 euros per kilo, the most expensive potato in the world
The potato is actually an inexpensive food - unless it is a "La Bonnotte" and comes from the French Atlantic island of Noirmoutier. Only about 40 tons of the noble tuber are produced there each year, which contributes to the seemingly bizarre kilo prices of up to 500 euros.
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Noirmoutier: The home of the most expensive potato
On the island off the coast of France, farmers fertilize their "La Bonnotte" with seaweed. This is supposed to give the potato, which is harvested by hand, its unique taste. In terms of their nutritional value, however, the noble potato hardly differs from its "ordinary" relatives: Potatoes are generally rich in vitamins and minerals, provide fiber, secondary plant substances and biologically high-quality protein.
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Expensive cheese: 500 euros for a kilo of feta
Feta can be expensive, depending on which animal the milk for it comes from. If it is a cow elk, up to 500 euros per kilo of cheese can be charged. In addition to feta, blue cheese is also made from the milk of the elk cows.
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Moose cows give little of their expensive milk
The reason for the high price of elk cheese: elk cows, which provide the raw material for the expensive type of cheese, give a maximum of four liters of milk a day, mostly unwillingly. The creamy, mild elk cheese is particularly rich in fat and protein.
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Donkey cheese is worth 1,000 euros a kilo
Only Pule, a Serbian donkey cheese, is likely to be more expensive than elk cheese. The raw material is supplied by a herd of the extremely rare Balkan donkeys. At 0.2 liters a day, they give far less milk than elk cows, which leads to a liter price of 40 euros for the milk. Approximately 25 liters are required for one kilo of coil. That explains the price per kilo of around 1,000 euros.
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Kobe beef: price up to 600 euros per kilo
The finely marbled meat of the Kobe or Wagyu beef is the most expensive meat in the world, with prices up to 600 euros per kilo. Breeders emphasize the health benefits of Kobe beef: the proportion of healthy unsaturated fatty acids, especially omega-3 fatty acids, is higher than in the meat of other cattle breeds.
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Kobe cattle provide the expensive luxury meat
In addition to the meat quality, the rarity of the Kobe or Wagyu beef is responsible for the high price. The name stands for cattle that come from the area of the Japanese city of Kobe, where standards were set for the production of the noble meat.
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700 euros for a kilo of Kopi Luwak - the most expensive coffee in the world
Coffee can also be very expensive: connoisseurs pay around 700 euros a kilo for Kopi Luwak coffee.
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Sneak cats "produce" expensive Kopi Luwak
The "production" of the most expensive coffee in the world is done by Indonesian crawling cats, which is why Kopi Luwak is also called cat coffee. The animals eat coffee beans because of the cherry fruit that surrounds them. The beans themselves are excreted undigested, washed and processed into coffee. However, the animals are kept under very poor conditions, which makes Kopi Luwak unethical.
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1,400 euros for a kilo of saffron, the most expensive spice
The style of the saffron flower is used for saffron. Up to 200,000 flowers have to be harvested to get one kilogram of saffron. This is reflected in the price: At a kilo price of 1,400 euros and more, saffron is the most expensive spice in the world.
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Fruit can be this expensive: 4,000 euros for grapes
Grapes are not necessarily luxury items in this country. Not so in Japan: in the summer of 2014, a man bought particularly beautiful grapes weighing around 800 grams for just under 4,000 euros. At a fruit auction in the spring, also in Japan, another lover of perfect fruit flipped the equivalent of 2,200 euros for two mangoes on the table.
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Rare and expensive: bluefin tuna cost 6,000 euros per kilo
One of the most expensive fish to eat is the bluefin tuna, also known as bluefin tuna because of its red meat. In Japan it is very popular for sushi. Up to 6,000 euros are paid there for the bone fish. The bluefin tuna is threatened with extinction due to overfishing, which drives up the price per kilo for the now scarce fish.
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Caviar: Expensive luxury for 7,000 euros a kilo
Caviar is the epitome of expensive luxury food. Beluga caviar with a kilo price of up to 7,000 euros is one of the most expensive varieties. It is obtained from the eggs of the sturgeon. Caviar is not only an expensive, but actually also a healthy pleasure: it is rich in essential amino acids and provides the body with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins D, E, and B12 as well as iodine and sodium.
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Truffles: top kilo prices of up to 15,000 euros for the most expensive edible mushroom
The most expensive mushroom is the white truffle. From 4,000 euros upwards, gourmets pay for the noble mushroom. Top prices range between 9,000 and 15,000 euros per kilo. Truffles not only score points in terms of taste, they are also healthy. Above all, the high proportion of fiber and iron should be mentioned here.
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