With the world on a string: the Most expensive food
In the world there are many different herbs and spices that used for cooking. Do you know what is the most expensive spice? No.
Now, the most expensive spice in the world is saffron. There are two types of this spice: real and false saffron. This seasoning is made from the stamens of plants belonging to the family krokusowa. False saffron is also produced from the stamens, but only the other plants the flowers of marigold. It is clear that a real valued saffron, which cost up to 6 000$ per kilogram. And all because of the fact that the production of this spice is very time-consuming and complex process.
To make 1 kilo of saffron, you need to collect about 2-2,5 thousands of colors that people rip manually on the first day of life of flower and only in Sunny weather.
Therefore from one hectare of flowers krokusowa in the first year you can only get 6-7 pounds of finished product, and the second not more than 20.
Now I wanted to say a little about caviar fish. Everyone thinks that the most expensive caviar – black. But it’s not. The most expensive caviar is caviar of belogiannis “Almas”, which is only found near the coast of Iran in the Caspian sea. The caviar of this fish has white or pale gray. And the cost comes to 2 000$ for one gram. It is produced in jars of pure gold. Taste of this product is not differ from black caviar, although some connoisseurs say that it has subtly pronounced nutty flavor.
Many people love nuts. But about the nut, which I want to tell, few people know. And the name he – macadamia or mullimbimby, Boomer, Kendal-Kendal, as you like.
There are several types of this nut: five grow only in Australia, but two species, in addition to Australia, are grown in Brazil, South Africa, USA and in Hawaii.
The tree is very high, reaches a height of forty meters and it is to bear fruit over a hundred years. But in spite of this, a year collect less than macadamia black caviar, only about forty tons.
This is a very useful nut. It is high in calories and contains many different nutrients. Also, macadamia cleanses the body from cholesterol. And tasted like regular hazelnut. But the cost is high: in their places of growth reaches 50$ per kilogram. And how much will it cost this nut from us is not difficult to guess.
And have you ever heard of the potato, which cost more than 500 euros per kilo? Yes it is true, there is such a potato, a variety called La Bonnotte. Grow this “miracle potatoes” on the island Normoyle, located in the Atlantic ocean. But the fact that it is planted and harvested only manually. Fertilizer and seaweed are cooked by special technology, which is kept secret and transmitted only by inheritance.
On the approval of people who have tried this variety, it has a distinctive delicate taste.
And the most expensive meat is marbled beef.And its cost comes to us$ 1000 per kilogram. Miracle cows that give this meat is grown in Japan and Australia. These cows (the breed of Wagyu) can only envy. In their diet, without fail, included beer and red wine for 16 bucks a bottle. And feed them only the best, hand-picked grass.
We now turn to traditional morning beverages: tea and coffee.
The most expensive tea is grown in China, with the name “da Hong PAO”. which translates as “the red mantle” or “Big red robe”. The age of the bushes, the leaves of which and get the most expensive tea, is more than 350 years. And a year from six hives, namely there are so many things, not collect more than half a kilo of tea. And on sale about 20 grams. But unfortunately, now to try this tea to anyone will not work, because imposed a ban on its collection. And if the tea would be sold and now, still, few could try. After all, the cost was exorbitant. One of the auctions, 20 grams of tea sold for 25 000$.
And the most expensive coffee in the world is made from beans passed through the intestines of civet (a small animal kind of civet cats). The variety is called “Kopi Luwak”. And it grows on the Islands of Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra. The civet loves coffee, and eats only the ripe and fragrant grains. But he eats them so much that it can’t digest. And released, undigested grain, the locals gather and make their coffee. These grains give a special coffee with a unique aroma and taste. And the thing in the digestive enzymes of the animal, which will remove the bitterness and improve taste.
The cost of coffee beans is 300-400$ per kilogram.
But finally I will talk about truffles. It’s you who don’t know, this is a mushroom that grows underground. And gather them with the help of specially trained pigs and dogs. The cost of these mushrooms is very high, it is known that one of these mushrooms was sold at auction for 330 000$ apiece. But the taste and smell of cooked truffles are not like every.
That’s all, in my next article I will talk about the most expensive dishes in the world. Thank you for your attention.