The most expensive ingredients in the world

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Often we hear how the most extravagant restaurants use in cooking some ingredients that we should work half of life.

We know that all the restaurants use such ingredients in order to complete quality menu preparations, which are sold like hot cakes.

What are the ingredients?

First on the list are white truffles, mushrooms are the most valuable in the world.

White truffles are originate in northern Italy, in the Piedmont. A single mushroom reach a diameter of 12 cm and may reach a weight of 500 grams.

These truffles are sold at a price ranging between 2,000 and 4,000 euros per kilogram. The record is held by a casino owner who paid $ 330,000 for 1.5 kg of these truffles.

Beluga caviar is the most expensive caviar in the world. Named Almas caviar from beluga ("Almas" comes from the Iranian and means "diamond") has a price to reach $ 5,000 per kilogram.

What does make it so expensive? Well, it is a fish that is 100 years old and is genetically unchanged for over 120 million years!

Compared to Romanian potato that can be purchased with 1 leu, the French potato Bonnotte cost 500 euro / kg.

This potato is grown only on the island of Noirmoutier, 100 tons per year being cultivated. The culture can be fertilized only with seaweed in a close environment of the sea.

In terms of cheese, cheese made from moose milk costs no more and no less than 500 grams dolari/450.
It tastes great, but it is so expensive because it is produced in only a few farms in Sweden.

The meat Wagyu beef is the most expensive in the world.

Why? Because it comes from Wagyu cattle in Japan that receive a special treatment: are pampered, fed the best grass and neat like a spa.

The meat very tender and very expensive costs 100 euro / 200 g file.

Known saffron, a spice that grows around the world, derived from the flower of the plant with the same name, ranks first in terms of the most expensive spices in the world.

Think only 450 grams of dried saffron are produced from nearly 75,000 flowers. For only 450 grams of saffron, you must fork out even $ 500!

Macadamia Nuts: Macadamia tree produces nuts only after it reaches its age of 7-10 years, requiring a very fertile soil and plenty of rain.

These hiding nuts seeds, which are very hard, but once they are broken, revealing a creamy core containing 80% oil and 4% sugar. The cost of a pound of macadamia nuts exceeds 40 dollars.

Kona Nigari water is a seaweed mineral concentrate which sells for $ 17 - 30 ml or $ 2,000 per 4 liters. The concentrate was mixed in the normal water prior to use. Rich in minerals, this water provides a boost of energy, successfully replacing an energizer.

Most of the world's most expensive tea is held by a rare Chinese tea called Tieguanyin, which costs $ 3,000 per kilogram. More specifically, a cup of this tea flavored valuable and costs $ 15.



Autor: Irina B.

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Published in: iunie 2013
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