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7 Most Expensive Foods in the World

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6. Saffron

Price: $500-$5,000/lb

Why does it cost so much? The most expensive spice in the world, saffron is made from the dried stigmas of the purple crocus flower. With only 3 stigmas per flower, it takes an acre of purple crocuses to make just one pound of saffron.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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8:19AM PDT on Aug 21, 2013

I'll choose vanilla and saffron.I won't miss the others. :)

5:06AM PDT on Aug 21, 2013

Beware of what the consequence of eating is

3:44AM PDT on Aug 21, 2013

ty

10:57PM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Most on this list you couldn't pay me to bother with--especially that brutal coffee which should be banned anyway. Thanks

6:15PM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Vanilla and saffron for me !

6:50AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

wow

3:44PM PST on Jan 18, 2013

thanks

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

At one time chocolate and pepper corns were expensive and eaten only by the well to do.

Edy does not want to eat anything from Japan? Why not, there must be a lot a fascinating foods from that part of the world.

Have never tried a number of these foods, always have wondered about the truffles. So far the closest to truffles that have come my way are those made of chocolate.

6:34PM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

Interesting article but why does it need to take 8 pages when 2 or 3 would have sufficed.

8:14PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

i wouldn't want any of this stuff anyway....crazy

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