Baerii Caviar £210 for 125g
Caviar is the pickled roe of the sturgeon fish, a one-of-a-kind rare, luxurious and exclusive food which is considered as one of the world’s great delicacies. The most famous caviar is from the beluga sturgeon, found in the Caspian and the Black Sea. It takes up to two decades for the beluga sturgeon to reach maturity and it’s adult size. Another rare roe is that from the albino sturgeon which is now almost extinct in its natural habitat.
Red caviar improves lactation
Caviar is a source of a significant number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, E, D, B6, B12, Iron, Magnesium, phoosphorus, calcium, Selenium and omega 3, which helps to promote a healthy nervous, circulatory and immune system. Caviar is also rich in amino acids, micro and macronutrients.
Caviar is an easily digestible protein; a 25g serving can provide half of the body's daily protein requirement. Caviar helps to strengthen bone tissue and immune system.
Caviar could be a therapeutic diet for unwell people. Caviar is invaluable in skin conditions treatment, blood clotting prevention, normal visual function development and maintaining the nervous system and brain functions. Red caviar may increase lactation and improve the quality of breast milk in a breastfeeding mother if small portions are eaten daily.
Oysters are molluscs that live in saltwater habitats. These mollusks offer a lot of health benefits. Oysters are low in calories yet provide lots of nutrients such as: protein, fat, vitamin D, thiamine (vitamin B1), niacin (vitamin B3),vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. They also contain all the 9 essential amino acids. Zinc is essential to male fertility and is essential for testosterone production; omega-3 fatty acids are considered a healthy fat or cholesterol. They reduce the chance of plaque accumulation in the blood vessels and improve overall cardiovascular health. Oysters also boost dopamine, a hormone that increases libido in both men and women.
Oysters can be eaten raw from the shell, grilled, steamed, or fried, and incorporated into dozens of different dishes and cuisines. Eating raw oyster meat poses the danger of food poisoning and it is advisable to eat it cooked.
Truffles are an edible type of fungi that grow underground living off the roots of certain tree varieties, like oak and hazelnut. Black truffles are found in France and white truffles are found in Alba town of the Piedmont region of Northern Italy . They are not easily cultivated or grown and are mainly only sourced in the wild. White truffles have an intense musky aroma and flavour. White truffles are usually sliced, grated or shaved over foods before serving.
All types of truffles are rich in amino acids and minerals, including: phosphorus, copper, manganese, Selenium, Zinc and Vitamins A, B, C, D, and K. In Africa and the Middle East, truffles are used to treat skin and eye conditions. Truffles are high in antioxidants and have anti-bacterial properties. They help reduce inflammation and there is limited evidence that they possess anti-cancer properties.
Fugu is a meal prepared from pufferfish which is known to be the most dangerous fish in the world because it contains a lethal neurotoxin known as tetrodotoxin. Since there is no known antidote for the fugu poison, it has to be prepared properly by qualified and rigorously trained chefs.
Fugu sashimi is the most popular dish. Fugu can also be eated smoked, fried, stewed or as part of a salad. Fugu is rich in vitamins( A, B1, B2, B6, B12, D, folate, pantothenic acid), minerals( sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese and copper). Fugu also contains calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates and antioxidants.
Foie Gras is a buttery french cuisine delicacy typically made of duck or goose's liver that has been fattened by a process of force-feeding. Foie gras has a rich offal taste and has a firm, smooth texture. Foie gras can be roasted, pan-fried or grilled. Foie gras is often baked in a crust, as pâté de foie gras which is typically served with baguette, crackers, bread or toast and jelly.
Foie gras is high in fat (mostly anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fat which may help reduce heart disease risk.) It also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals like calories, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorus, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper, zinc,and iron. It has no dietary fiber or sugars.
Owing to its high fat content, foie gras should be consumed sparingly in one sitting and only on occasion. Pregnant women, children and immunocompromised people should only eat heat-sterilized, canned foie gras. Eating foie gras helps to reduce bad cholesterol level in the blood. It also has beneficial effects on hair strength, brain activity, the memory, and helps improve the skin condition.
Jamón Ibérico ham is the most expensive ham in the world. It is produced from the back leg of the rare black Iberian pig which is raised in the Dehesas woodlands in the southern and western regions of the Iberian Peninsula in Spain. Portugal also produces the Jamón Ibérico ham under the name Presunto Iberico. There are 5 types of Jamón Ibérico hams determined by their diet, their breed and the way they are raised.
100g of the Jamón Ibérico ham provides the same calories as a can of tuna. It contains 60% oleic acid which helps reduce LDL(low-density lipoprotein) levels and increases HDL(high-density lipoprotein) levels. It contains high quality protein, essential amino acids, vitamins B1, B6, B12, D and E and minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and calcium.
Pule or Gruyere is the world's most expensive cheese. It is a rare Serbian fromage made exclusively at Serbia's Zasavica Special Nature Reserve from donkey milk. It is thin and crumbly like feta. Donkey milk is rich in fatty acids and contains 60 times more vitamin C than cow’s, so it’s extremely healthy. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant which is beneficial in protecting body organs and tissues from damage. Pule is also a good source of vitamins A, B and E.
Donkey milk has just 1% milk fat, contains anti-allergen properties and is exceptionally high in calcium, protein and omega 3 fatty acids, which are very good for maintaining cardiovascular health. The anti-allergens can protect against recurring attacks of diseases like asthma, dermatitis and bronchitis.
Prices are correct at the time of publishing.
Photo Credit: Harrods website
Oyster image: Sel Rose
Fugu image: food republic website
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