Indian spices are famous not only in the country but all over the world for their unique taste and unique aroma. There was a time when Indian spices especially traders used to come to India. It is because of spices that Indian cuisine has a different identity around the world. When the aroma of spices wafts during the preparation of food, the appetite starts automatically.
So it would not be wrong to say that without spices we cannot imagine a delicious dish. Whether it is Rajma or Palak Paneer, Chole or Navratan Korma, the taste of spices makes these dishes delicious.
That’s why we may or may not find something in our kitchen, but there is definitely a lot of spices. So what are we waiting for, let’s know about the most expensive spices in the world-
You must have heard the name of saffron, but do you know that this spice is one of the most expensive spices in the world. Because of its price, people also call saffron red gold. However, the price of saffron found in the world can vary. It is said that the cost of one kilogram of saffron can range from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh. (The right way to use saffron)
There are many reasons why saffron costs like a diamond. It is said that only one kilo of saffron comes out of one and a half lakh flowers of its plants. Its price varies from place to place, due to which people use it less.
Here we are not talking about vanilla ice cream, but about the spices used in the kitchen. Yes, it is the second most expensive spice in the world after saffron. It is used in many ways like- curd, chocolate, ice cream, cake, biscuits etc.
Although, nowadays, real and fake vanilla are being sold in the market, but according to the report, the price of vanilla in Madagascar last year was between 25600 to 38000 rupees per kg. 80% of vanilla essence used in the world comes from Indonesia, Bourbon, Tahiti and Mexico.
You must have heard very little about this spice because this spice is very expensive, due to which it is used very little. This spice comes from the seed kernel of the St. Lucie cherry, native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Very few people like its taste.
It is said to have what can be described as a combination of cherry, almond and flowers, making it one of the world’s most versatile spices. This spice is found in places like Iraq, Greece because there this spice is used to make dishes like pastries.
You must have used black pepper for sure, but have you heard of long pepper….? If not, then let us tell you that apart from small and big chillies, long black pepper is also available in the market. However, it is rarely used because it is very expensive. (Where does black pepper come from, after all?)
Please tell that it is thin and slightly rough in appearance. Many people also know this spice by the name of Pippali because it comes from a flowering plant of the Piperaceae family, which has a very pungent taste. If you want, you can use it to make many dishes.
So these were the most expensive spices in the world… If you know any other spice which is very expensive then do let us know by commenting below. Hope you have liked this article of ours. To read other similar articles, stay connected with our website Harzindagi.