10 Most EXPENSIVE Fruits In The World

hi everyone its Katrina from ugly but delicious citrus fruits to melons that cost more than a brand-new car here are 10 of the most bizarre and expensive fruits number 10 vomit fruit nicknamed the vomit fruit cheese fruit starvation fruit and dog dumpling the noni morinda citrifolia is a pungent member of the coffee family that is said to taste like rotten cheese yikes I think that was descriptive enough it's native to Asia and Australasia but is surprisingly gaining popularity worldwide as a multi-million dollar industry for its alleged health benefits despite its disgusting smell and flavor people eat noni in various stages its reportedly most tolerable when it's unripe with a taste that Atlas obscura describes as spicy and grassy with hints of horseradish and Parmesan roadside vendors in Mexico sometimes blend unripe vomit fruit into their juices the most common way to eat noni is when it's fully ripe with a soft white exterior and a flavor resembling a combination of lemon sharp cheese and vomit a few brave souls even eat the fruit when it's overripe and unbearably foul requiring consumers to dilute it in order to choke it down many people ingest noni because of its reputation for treating various ailments including addiction to fakes and bruises although any health claims revolving around the stinky fruit are unproven shamans use it for warding off evil spirits just in case the smell is enough to keep them away have you ever tried it let me know in the comments below number nine Yubari king melon Yubari king melons are an extremely rare cross between two already rare types of cantaloupe that only grow in northern Japan zibari region on the island of Hokkaido a pair of Yubari king melon sold for a record-breaking 27,000 dollars in 2016 at auction defeating the previous record of around twenty three thousand three hundred dollars or two and a half million yen for a pair the following year a set of went for over $29,000 once again setting a new record for the most expensive Yubari King melons ever sold last year an employee from a Japanese beverage company that sells Yubari melon flavored soda paid over forty five thousand dollars or five million yen for a pair shocking the audience with their offer as a first-time bidder so what's all the fuss about this pricey produce which is known for its extremely sweet orange pulp is highly sought-after due to its taste rarity and because it takes a long time to ripen but the astronomical bids at first of season auctions are often between rival food corporations looking to one-up their competitors and gain some publicity according to the Guardian and while Yubari ki melon sell for shockingly high prices at auction they're often available for $200 or less afterwards still a lot to shell out for just one piece of fruit but much more reasonable number eight Buddha's hand the Buddha hand also called the fingered citron is a strangely shaped citrus fruit segmented into finger like sections there are at least six variations including open hand types with splayed segments closed hand varieties but the fingers kept together and half finger types it's one of the oldest citrus fruits and is believed to originate from China or northeastern India it's best known for its overwhelmingly pleasant smell and is often used in China Malaysia and Japan as an air freshener and a perfume for personal items people also use the Buddha's hand as an offering to as I'm sure you can guess Buddha the fruit is also edible but lacks pulp and seeds making it mostly rind it's ideal for adding flavour to cocktails as a marmalade or as a substitute for other types of citrus zest and recipes most Buddha's hand is grown on a 5,000 acre farm outside of Shanghai it was brought to the US during the 1980s where it's commercially grown in California number seven Heligan pineapples pineapples typically only grow in tropical environments but cultivating them is a long-standing tradition in England and the Netherlands that began during the mid 17th century everyone wanted a taste of the delicious fruit pineapples became a symbol of opulence and luxury gardeners would use hothouses which mimicked the climate of the fruits natural habitat growing pineapples where they don't belong was a laborious process and the demand for them far outweighed the supply making them outrageously expensive and therefore only available to the ultra wealthy including monarchs Louie the 15th Catherine the Great and Charles the second the Americas were no different colonies would import them from the Caribbean islands and one pineapple could cost as much as eight thousand dollars in today's money pineapples are now commonly available in England thanks to efficient importing but they are still grown in the country at the lost gardens of Heligan and Cornwall an abandoned World War one era estate that was restored into a Botanical Garden during the 1990s here the fruit is grown in the pineapple pit a series of 3 40-foot long four-foot deep trenches inside a glass house where the plants are covered in decomposing hay soaked in a horse's urine which helps them reach the necessary growing temperature raising pineapples in England remains painstaking labor intensive and costly to this day they take a long time to grow they sometimes arrive late or off schedule and while they reportedly taste delicious they sometimes turn out smaller than a typical pineapple because of this if Heligan were to sell its pineapples they would be worth upwards of one thousand two hundred and twenty-five dollars or about a thousand pounds however it is hard to get your hands on one as it is for the Botanical Gardens sometimes the staff will just share it amongst themselves the number 6 decoupage the deco pond is a seedless cross between the kiyomi tangora a mandarin orange hybrid and the punk had a large Asian Mandarin known for its indescribable deliciousness and sweetness it was first created in 1972 at a government research station in Nagasaki prefecture Japan however tasty the deck upon may be its particularly attractive with its distinctive bump and rough skin nevertheless it caught on and soon enough the deco pond became one of Japan's most expensive citrus fruits with a price tag of around $10 apiece it has a delicate rind and bruises easily despite its tough exterior and its vulnerability to damage complicates everything from harvesting which is done by hand to shipping so it is ideal to grow than import where possible des coupons gained widespread popularity and soon enough farmers were growing them in South Korea Brazil and China US producers began raising the fruit in 2011 after experts developed a way to eliminate the possibility of the plant transmitting viruses that pose threats to American grown crops dekopon prices vary in the US with a crate of six pieces sometimes costing as much as $80 some stores sell them for as little as five dollars per pound which may not sound like much but it adds up fast especially if you're buying dessert for the whole family number five monster fruits monster a deliciosa also known as the monster fruit or the Swiss cheese plant is a tropical flower Expedia's hailing from a native region that extends from southern Mexico into Panama it's fruit resembles a green ear of corn maize covered in hexagonal scales which fall off as it ripens releasing an aromatic centage of the air that's been described as a combination of banana and pineapple monster fruit is considered delicious among those who've tried it but only when ripe I've never tried it but people say it tastes like a mixture of banana pineapple coconut and is typically eaten fresh as a jam or as part of a dessert like ice cream for a fruit cup in its unripe form the fruit contains a substance called oxalic acid which is used for cleaning rust off metal and bleaching wood and is known to cause severe skin and throat irritation so be careful avoiding these painful effects is as simple as waiting until the scales begin falling off the fruit or it can be removed without force but even when it's ripe eating too much of the monster fruits pulp can have of effects so it's best to consume in moderation number four miyazaki mango miyazaki mangoes grow in japan's miyazaki prefecture on the island of kyushu they're given extra special care when it comes to ensuring the perfect temperature and amount of sunlight and are harvested when ripened fruit falls off the tree and into an awaiting net you don't want it banging on the ground then they're sorted by size and sugar content with the largest most vibrant red mangoes containing the most sugar and zero appearance flaws being categorized as tyo no tamago or eggs of the Sun these mangoes are 15% sweeter than the average mango and constitute one of four ranks among miyazaki mangoes which are meant to ensure the fruits quality farmers in miyazaki began growing mangoes during the 1980s to combat market competition over citrus fruits and hoping to produce a specialty fruit unique to the region their efforts paid off and miyazaki mangoes became a premium variety selling for around $50 a piece give or take in 2014 a pair of eggs of the son were auctioned off at a record price of over 3,000 dollars number 3 screw pine fruit the screw pine is a genus consisting of at least 750 species and is not a pine or a palm though a Glee resembles the latter it's endemic to tropical and subtropical old-world regions between Hawaii and West Africa and thrives in various altitudes from coastal elevations to as high as 10,000 feet and they vary in height from three point three feet to 66 feet that's quite a wide range there are two primary subgroups of screw Pines those used for their fruit and others who are used for their seeds the edible screw pine fruits commonly called Halle fruit are made of dozens of outer segments called keys or cones and are pulpy inside it looks like an exploding planet and tastes like sugar canes as Atlas obscura hollow fruit is popular in the Pacific Islands and plays a significant role in Polynesian culture besides serving as a tasty treat the fruit skis are useful for decoration and leis although visitors are advised to eat them shortly after picking them from the fruit because it doesn't take long for them to start fermenting and emitting an odor nicknamed stink net number two then sook a watermelon Tinsukia watermelons also called black watermelons are arguably the world's most expensive they're extremely rare only growing in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and are distinctively darker than traditional watermelons their flesh which is a little lighter in color than the average watermelon is set to also taste sweeter like many other fruits unique to Japan the dim cyka watermelon is known to go for thousands under the right circumstances in 2014 one sold for $3,500 at a Japanese auction with another selling for 6,000 these unique watermelons typically carry a baseline price of around 200 dollars making them a novelty not necessarily among the super-rich but of people with disposable income a 2014 taste test in Toronto between the den Sookie watermelon and the run-of-the-mill version procured mixed results with some people opting for the cheaper watermelon which they found less soggy my chrome Zac a partner at an Ontario watermelon farm told the Toronto Star that he sees things like that in Sookie watermelon and the square watermelon another Japanese fruit that retails for around 83 dollars per piece but is only unique in shape as a bit ridiculous to me it's just excess indulgence he explained pointing out but he would feel uncomfortable selling any of this produce for more than a few bucks especially because bad and unripe watermelons are known to occasionally hit the shelves at high prices what do you think is it worth dishing out big bucks for the chance to sample a unique fruit let me know in the comments below the number one African horned cucumber the African horned cucumber also called the horned melon jelly melon kiwano and a few other names is hard to miss with its spiky bright orange exterior it's one of the oldest fruits in the world originating over three thousand years ago in sub-saharan Africa and grows in the wild across the southern part of the continent while being cultivated in Malawi Sierra Leone Kenya and in other parts of the world the fruit hails from the cucumber and melon family and has a refreshing jelly like lime-green flesh that tastes and resembles the texture of a passion fruit or a pomegranate mmm I love pomegranate it's a traditional food in its native region where it's largely considered a snack or salad item and serves as one a few water sources in the Kalahari Desert during the dry season people often compare the horned melons taste to a mixture of banana and passionfruit or a combination of banana cucumber and lime the flesh is somewhat difficult to consume due to its seed content in fact an overripe fruit will burst open to release its seeds because it can no longer contain them the peel is also edible and is rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber horned melons that grow in the wild sometimes contain bitter or toxic compounds but commercially cultivated versions are perfectly safe to eat and taste Pleasant they are also healthy containing an array of essential nutrients as well as antioxidants and they also promote healthy red blood cell production blood sugar control and adequate hydration some even believe the horned melon has the power to improve mood support bone health strengthen immunity and encourage healthy skin have to try some of those thanks for watching have you ever tried any of these fruits which one do you want to try let me know in the comments below and remember to subscribe if you haven't already see you soon bye