The 5 most expensive foods in the world

Would you spend 220,000 euros to scrape over an egg or over noodles a lumpy thing that looks like a potato but smells of garlic, wet soil and even a little ammonia? But it is not by any mean the only prestigious food whose consumption can be particularly wasteful. Here then are some of the most expensive foods in the world.

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Kopi Luwak Coffee: (500/2,100 euros per kg)
Kopi Luwak is a type of coffee made from the berries, ingested, partially digested and defecated by the common palm civet
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Swallow Nests: (1,450/7,200 euros per kg)
They are a specialty of Chinese cuisine but, despite the name, they refer to salangane, which form nests using their special saliva.
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Yubari melons: (30/8,850 euros each)
They are grown in Hokkaido, in the small town of Yubari (Japan), and are very rare. The first ones to be harvested are sold at auction and sometimes reach astronomical figures.
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Beluga caviar: (5,000/7,000 euros per kg)
Caviar is obtained by extracting the eggs of several sturgeon species from the Caspian and Black Seas: Beluga (the most sought-after).
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Gold: (53,716.78 euros, changes daily)
Gold can also be eaten. In very small amounts, like iron, it is in fact nontoxic.
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