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Most Expensive Food Ingredients in the World

Fadiyah Sameh
Fadiyah Sameh
Posted: 2016-08-29

Cooking is a dynamic art itself and ingredients are the gems of the culinary world. There are so many branches of cooking and food world that they never fail to amaze people. Let's have a look at the top most expensive ingredients that are used in cooking foods.

  1. Moose house cheese

Moose cheese

This cheese is the most luxurious item of the food world. This is made from the three moose at Moose house Sweden. Moose cheese is the most luxurious ingredients because it�s only prepared for four months of the year. That�s the reason it�s considered as an expensive ingredient and it will cost almost $476.

  1. Matsutake Mushroom

Recipe for Matsutake rice.

This mushroom is also an expensive food element of the world and it�s only found in some countries like Sweden, China, Canada, Korea, Finland and Japan. Matsutake mushrooms are found hidden under the fallen leaves of trees and the price of these mushrooms is $967.

  1. Kobe Beef

Kobe Beef

This beef was being originated from Japan and a demanding ingredient for cooking. This kobe beef costs $1228 which is considered as most expensive beef item in the globe.

  1. Swiftlet nest


Swiftlet nest was found in the caves of Southeast Asian countries and it�s not commonly available in the market. This swiftlet birds nest will cost you $998 per pound.

  1. Balsamico vinegar or Aceto Balsamico

Balsamico vinegar or Aceto Balsamico

This vinegar is made from Trebbiano grapes and these grapes are boiled and barren for about 12 to 25 years to get the water drained. This vinegar is also not common in markets and costs $ 154.

  1. Black truffle

Black truffle

This Black truffle costs $1075 to $1750 and most expensive ingredients in the world. The flavor and taste of these truffles are amazing and these truffles are found in Perigord region of France.

  1. Kopi luwak

Kopi luwak

Kopi luwak is a coffee bean and most expensive ingredients. This coffee bean extracted from the animal called palm civet. The prices of these beans are about $184 to $368.

  1. Vanilla


Vanilla is considered as one of the most expensive ingredients because it only blooms for couple of hours in a year. The price of this unavailable yet immensely popular element is about $3500 to $4000.

  1. Saffron


Saffron is well-known ingredients for its beautiful color. It also blooms just once a year and not widely available in the market. Saffron costs almost $3070.

  1. White truffle

White truffle

White truffle is the most expensive and unique ingredients in the world. It�s expensive because its cultivation is very difficult. White truffle is only found in the northern areas of Italy. These truffles are usually cultivated in winter season and the price of this truffle is $3000 to $5000 per pound.

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