Fruits are one of the healthiest categories of foods which is required by our body for it to function in optimal condition. Fruits are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, vitamin C, folate and other minerals. A diet high in fruits can help protect you against cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Though most of the fruits are relatively affordable, there are a few rare and specially cultivated fruits that will cost more than the ordinary fruits available. Let us look into the list of top ten rare such fruits which are most expensive in the world along with their approximate prices.
1. Pineapples from the Lost Gardens of Heligan
This is one among the top 10 most expensive fruits in the world 2017. The lost gardens of Heligan is situated in England in Cornwell. These are the most enchanted spot of United Kingdom. Pineapples gardens are not common in Europe. Heligan is the only place in Europe that is left as pineapple gardens. The are grown in cold climate. The techniques used in the growth of these pineapples are known as Victorian Techniques. They are usually not sold at markets. the estimated price of this is known to be $1600.
2. Sekai Ichi Apples
These are the most expensive apples in the world. These are being cultivated in Japan from the past 40 years. They are larger than the ordinary apples and weigh around 2 pounds. The words “Sekai Ichi Apples” means it is world’s number one apple. This statement shows the pride of the people who cultivate these apples. This fruit which contains vitamin C and is rich in fiber is available at $21.
3. Dekopon Citrus
These oranges are a cross breed of Mandarin and oranges. The cultivation of these began in the year 1972. They are mostly grown in Japan. This Dekopon version of oranges is different from typical oranges. It is said that these oranges are the most delicious citrus of the world. These are seedless oranges which are rich in vitamin C. Six of these oranges would cost you around $80.
4. Sembikiya Queen Strawberries
This fruit has a gorgeous appearance. These luxurious strawberries with their enchanted beauty may crave you to eat more of them. The red color of strawberries and the fresh green leaf on it make this fruit mouthwatering. These are grown in Japan. This fruit is rich in vitamin C, fiber as well as potassium and manganese. This costs $85 per pack.
5. Square Watermelon
These Square shaped Watermelons are also produced in Japan. The speciality of this fruit is that they are grown in a square mold and hence they grow into the shape of the mold. Before 2014, Japan did not export these watermelons outside the world. These are rich in vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C. But their high price is their distinguishing feature. These watermelons costs around $800 for each. They also carry 13 pounds each. Most people used these watermelons as decoration pieces.
6. Buddha Shaped Pears
It is baffling to know that this fruit is carrying the shape of a personality. These are pears shaped like Buddha and are grown in China. This extraordinary piece of art of fruit cultivation in the shape of Buddha was started by a Chinese farmer named Hao. Hao belonged to Hebei province. He began to grow pears in the shape similar to the statue of Buddha. Myth associated with this fruit says that, if you taste this fruit you can get immortality. It is a Chinese myth about Lord Buddha. This amazing fruit is available in just $9.
7. Taiyo no Tamago Mangoes
These mangoes are grown in Japan. The words “Taiyo no Tamago” in English means “egg of the sun”. They weigh more than regular mangoes. They are grown under strict conditions. These are considered to be one of the most loved and tasty fruits in the world. A pair of these is sold at $3000.
8. Ruby Roman Grapes
These are the rare and most expensive grapes in the world which is again found in Japan. Japanese started cultivation of this species of grapes in 2008. They are called Table grapes. These are larger in size when compared to the normal grapes. Just one grape costs around $910 which a bunch would cost around $4000.
9. Densuke Watermelon
These are the most expensive breed of melons in the world which are produced in Japan. They weigh around 24 pounds. Their larger size distinguishes them from other melons. These are sweeter than the ordinary melons are costs around $6100.
10. Yubari Melon
This is the worlds most expensive melon and fruit. This is grown in Japanese island called Hokkaido. This has a unique taste. It is said to be both sweet and spicy at the same time. Because of their rare nature the are usually given as presentations to people in Japan. They cost $12,000 per pair.