Have you ever wondered what the most expensive foods in the world were? I didn’t think so, but it’s actually a fruit. Instead of thinking about caviar when it comes to luxury foods, think about fruit.
Here are the 10 most expensive fruits in the world:
1. Taiyo No Tamago Mangoes
These egg-shaped mangoes are named Taiyo no Tamago, which translates to “eggs in the sun”. The highest price ever paid for a pair of these unusual fruits is an unbelievable $3,000!
2. Dekopon Citrus
This orange is not ordinary fruit, but a Dekopon Citrus. It’s thought to be the sweetest citrus in the world and these mandarins are gigantic – they’re about as big as softballs! In fact, you’d have to pay $80 for 6 of them at their peak season.
3. Square Watermelons
These square watermelons are grown in special boxes and can weigh up to 13lbs. They taste like regular watermelon, but people who buy them typically use them as decoration at $800 for one piece!
4. Semikiya Queen Strawberries
The Semikiya Queen strawberry is the most beautiful, perfect-looking berry you can buy. This rare prize of fruit has completely red skin and white seeds that look almost like pearls on top with green leaves to boot! And for $85 dollars you get 12 delicious strawberries in one box.
5. Buddha-shaped Pears from China
These Buddha pears might make you immortal when eaten, according to legend. They’re grown in special molds that give them their unique shape and cost $8 each!
6. Ruby Romans
These Japanese grapes are Ruby Romans or table grapes. They’re roughly the size of a ping pong ball and cost $4,000 for one bunch compared to just $3/lb of regular grape varieties!
7. Densuke Watermelon
This special black-flesh Densuke watermelon comes from Japan and is almost the size of a bowling ball. With only 10,000 grown per year for $6100 each, it’s no surprise people are willing to pay quite high prices.
8. Sekai Ichi Apples
These are the Sekai Ichi Apples, known as World’s number one. They measure 15 inches in diameter and can weigh up to 2 lbs. These apples have been named so because they cost $21 a piece!
9. Heligan Pineapple
These pineapples are grown in a garden that can only be found at the Lost Gardens of Heligan and one will cost you $1600. They grow super fast because they’re planted on top of rotting manure which keeps them ripe, but this is something unique to this specific place. The most expensive pineapple ever sold was an unbelievable $15,000! It is no doubt that it’s one of the most expensive fruits in the world.
10. Duct-Taped Banana
Last but not the least, A banana, duct-taped to the wall was sold for $120,000 from Art Basel Miami Beach. It seems like anything passes as art these days…
But if that wasn’t strange enough; another artist ate it after saying he’s hungry.
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