12 Most Expensive Fruits in the World12. Sembikiya Queen Strawberries
A luxury fruit parlor in Japan called Sembikiya has been selling fruit in much the same way you’d expect to see jewels sold at a jewelry store. This has a lot to do with the Japanese custom of giving high-end fruit as a gift for events ranging from birthdays to weddings and everything in between. One of the most popular items for sale there are Queen Strawberries, which are said to be some of the best available and sell for approximately $68 per dozen. There are a number of other high end fruits for sale at Sembikiya, including a box of “perfect” cherries which sells for $159.
11. Sekai-ichi Apple
The Sekai-ichi apple from Japan is said to be the best apple in the world. In fact, it’s even in the name - Sekai-ichi translates to “the best in the world”. These apples are a cross between Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apple strains, and are washed in honey before selling. They are also hand-selected and branded to ensure they are free of any blemishes or marks. The orchards which grow Sekai-ichi apples are pollinated by hand. These special apples sell for $21 each.
10. Northern Territory Mangoes
A special variety of mangoes from Australia recently caught the interest of Japanese fruit connoisseurs, resulting in a price jump to almost $45 per tray. These mangoes are known as Northern Territory Mangoes, and the newfound interest is causing local mango growers in Australia to scramble to produce enough of the fruit to meet the demand. Foreign importers are swarming their farms, looking for every piece of fruit they can get to export all over Asia.
9. Dekopon Citrus
It seems that Japan has a subculture centered around expensive fruit. Another famous pricey piece which comes from the land of the rising sun are Dekopon Citrus, which sell for nearly $80 per half dozen. The fruit is a hybrid of a mandarin and an orange, and is roughly the size of a grapefruit. They are said to be not just larger than either of their parent fruits, but also significantly sweeter. These fruits were only available in Japan until as recently as 2011, when they began to be cultivated in California under the name “Sumo”.
8. Square Watermelon
These expensive watermelons carry a price tag of anywhere from $200 - $800, depending on quality, size, and where you buy them. These watermelons have a much more obvious reason for the price tag, however - they’re cube-shaped. The so-called Square Watermelons are grown with a special process which uses a form to shape them into cubes, and are grown specifically to be a novelty item which draws interest. Buyers who purchase the melons to resell them say that they sell out nearly every time they order the fruit, so the demand is obviously high.
7. Buddha Shaped Pears
Shaping fruit is nothing new; we discussed square shaped watermelons earlier, and it’s well known that people have been trying to control the shape of fruit for quite some time. However, it’s still pretty cool to see such intricately shaped fruit as the Buddha-shaped pears from China. These pears have become extremely popular in China and Vietnam, and were originally fetching high prices. Now that they are so widely loved, many pear growers have adapted the process and are growing their own. The result was a flood of the market, and they now go for just $1.30 at many fruit stalls. Still, they’re quite interesting to see.
6. Taiyo no Tamago Mangoes
A pair of mangoes from Miyazaki Prefecture, sold under the brand of “Eggs of the Sun”, are considered to be some of the highest quality mangoes available. A pair of the prized mangoes recently sold at auction for 300,000 yen, or about $2600 USD. This pair was among dozens of other pairs which also went to auction, though they were considered to be the best among them. In addition to their startlingly perfect appearance, the Taiyo no Tamago mangoes are said to be much sweeter due to their higher sugar content.
5. Densuke Watermelon
A Japanese black watermelon which is only produced in the town of Toma on Hokkaido island recently sold for an incredible $3570 at auction. Since the fruit only grows on that one island in Japan and has a strikingly black rind, it isn’t surprising to find that it sold for such a steep price. The purchaser has been identified as a 33-year-old Shunichi Anzai, a native of Japan. The Densuke watermelon is also said to have a much sweeter taste than other melons, so perhaps this contributes to its high price tag.
4. Ruby Roman Grapes
We all like grapes, but how much would you really pay for them? If you’re after the best grapes in the world, you’d need to pay upwards of $10,000 for them. Ruby Roman grapes are a special variety of grapes which took over 14 years to develop, and are sold in the Japanese city of Kanazawa. Although these grapes are well known to be pricey, the high auction price of 1.1 million yen is fairly rare and only associated with the most prized among them. A recent buyer, named Takamaru Konishi, is well known for purchasing expensive fruits and is said to have held a free tasting event for the grapes for the customers of his supermarket.
3. Pineapples From The Lost Gardens of Heligan
A pineapple from the so-called “Lost Gardens of Heligan” recently sold for almost $12,000 at auction. Other pineapples from the garden sold for similarly outrageous prices, and it’s all because of how they’re grown. The pineapples come from a garden in the United Kingdom which reportedly uses the same process as heated-manure pineapple pits used to grow quality fruit in the 18th century. The price is mainly due to the intensive labor involved in producing the “perfect” pineapples.
2. Yubari King Melons
Yet another expensive fruit to emerge from Japan are the Yubari King Melons. These are a variety of cantaloupe which come from the Japanese city of iamYubari. These melons, which are a cross between two different breeds of cantaloupe, are renowned for their sweetness and juiciness, as well as their perfectly proportioned appearance. There are almost always sold in matched pairs, and are considered a magnificent gift in the Japanese culture. The more average of these melons sell for between $50 and $100 at markets and department stores, but the most prized among them have sold for as much as $26,000 in the past.
1. Strawberries Arnaud
A dessert at the famous New Orleans restaurant Arnaud’s will set you back a clean $3.95 million dollars. Although the strawberries used in the dessert are some of the finest available, the real reason behind the price tag is the 7.09-carat pink diamond engagement ring which comes with the dessert. The ring itself is soaked in a wine which costs $25,000 before serving, and is served on top of the strawberries. If you want the dessert without the ring, it’ll only cost you a reasonable $9.
Do not be scared with this recipe, I assure you that this bacon jam is delicious! I know it sounds weird to put jam and bacon together in the same sentence, but wow, the taste is incredible.
I served them on crostinis or toasted baguette appetizers with melted brie cheese and a teaspoon of this jam on top. The most. I served it to 10 people and they all loved the taste of the jam and the snack.
If you don't serve it like I did, it occurs to me that you can place the jam in the center on a plate and serve it with crackers, slices of different types of bread, cream cheese, another type of cheese, or squares of cheese and voila. That was the bacon I used for this recipe but you can use whatever you find or your favorite.
So your guests, family or friends can serve it as they please, either alone on a roll or cookie or accompanied by cheese. Either way it is delicious. We are going to prepare it for Christmas to enjoy a snack, yummy!
BACON JAM INGREDIENTS
454 g bacon 1 large package
1 large yellow or white onion thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup liquid cold coffee
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper optional
BACON JAM PREPARATION
1. Chop the bacon. Cook in a double bottom pot over medium heat.
2. Once browned remove the bacon and half of the fat that was left or leave only about 2 tablespoons in total (since the fat depends on the bacon you bought).
3. Add the onion and garlic, cook for 5 minutes over medium heat until soft.
4. Return the bacon, add the sugar, coffee, maple syrup, balsamic, salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. It should be thick but not so much since when it cools it will thicken more.
6. Store in a container. What is left over should be stored in the refrigerator, only before using it again you will have to heat it so that it softens a bit.
20 Fruits and Vegetables Rich in Antioxidants
Which foods are the richest in antioxidants? Researchers at Tufts University's Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging measured various products according to the ORAC index, which measures their ability to absorb free radicals. Their super power, in fact! Here are the 20 Antioxidant-Rich Fruits and Vegetables You Should Eat.
Fresh prunes contain 4873 antioxidants while half a cup of their dried counterparts contains 7291 according to WebMD.com.
The same goes for red grapes which get 2016 antioxidants per serving unlike raisins which contain 2490.
Blueberries have more antioxidants - those magic molecules that can help prevent a myriad of diseases - than 40 other fruits and vegetables. Eating a cup of wild blueberries will provide 13,427 antioxidants, or about 10 times the USDA recommendation. Cultivated blueberries will give you 9019 antioxidants per cup.
Blackberries are high in antioxidants, but did you know that they are also packed with polyols, one of the main components of sugar substitutes (often accused of causing abdominal health problems)?
Like blueberries and raspberries, strawberries are rich in antioxidants that protect healthy cells from many cancers.
A study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that ellagic acid (found in raspberries, pomegranates, nuts, and cranberries) improves the ability of quercetin (another type of antioxidant than apples, grapes, onions and buckwheat) are found to kill cancer cells.
Choose black plums which give you 4873 antioxidants per serving. Dried plums (prunes) offer even more!
Oranges, along with mangoes, peaches and watermelon, are high in beta-cryptoxanthin, an antioxidant, and one of two compounds that may reduce the risk of arthritis by 20-40%, according to study survey carried out with 25,000 people. Here is what doctors say you need to know about arthritis.
Enjoy this healthy, low-calorie snack: 20 seedless red grapes are barely 100 calories.
Juicy and sweet Montmorency cherries (or sour cherries) are an excellent source of antioxidant melatonin . Other cherries are too, but this variety contains the most. Melatonin protects the skin against ultraviolet rays. Researchers have found that this powerful little nutrient also helps repair sunburned skin because it stimulates the growth of skin cells. Cherries are also packed with vitamin C which is needed to build collagen ... your natural source of wrinkles!
Rich in antioxidants and anti-cancer vitamins, kale is also a good source of beta-carotene and offers an excellent combo of lutein and zeaxanthin.
Spinach is loaded with carotenoids that promote healthy eyes and help prevent macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in older people.
These cousins of broccoli contain sulforaphanes as well as compounds called isothiocyanates that detoxify carcinogens in the body before they have time to do their dirty work of spreading. According to a Dutch study, men who ate Brussels sprouts daily for three weeks had 28% less genetic damage (this is a cause of cancer) than those who did not.
This tiny, super-powerful sprout is rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant, which protects against lung cancer. Also, beta-carotene helps maintain healthy skin, hair, nails, gums, glands, bones, and teeth. Alfalfa sprouts are also a good source of vitamin E which can help prevent heart attacks and heart disease, as well as reduce the risk of death from bladder cancer.
Broccoli is packed with anti-cancer antioxidants plant. One study found that men who ate 5 or more servings per week of cruciferous vegetables , such as broccoli, were 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer over a 10-year period than men who rarely ate them.
Beets are bursting with healthy nutrients, like five of the most essential vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, and protein.
Red bell pepper
An average pepper is low in calories (only 32!), But lots of vitamin C (150% of the recommended daily value!) Which prevents atherosclerosis which can lead to heart disease. Here's why vitamin C is important for your health.
You will get the most out of this vegetable's anti-inflammatory antioxidants by eating it raw. Cooking onions at high temperatures greatly reduces the benefits of phytochemicals that protect against lung and prostate cancer.
A study in the Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry found the longer corn cooked, the higher its level of antioxidants like lutein - which fights blindness in older people.
All types of eggplant are rich in chlorogenic acid which protects against the buildup of cardiac plaque in the artery walls and also fights cancer: this is what USDA scientists in Beltsville, Maryland say. In laboratory studies, eggplant lowered cholesterol and helped the artery walls relax which may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
15 Herbs for Diabetes
Diabetes can be treated by a natural way Welcome good health and reduce blood sugar with precious herbs.
The biggest concern for diabetics is their blood sugar levels. If the blood sugar level is too high, there is a risk of further complications such as high blood pressure. Diabetic eye Or even cardiovascular disease Therefore, in addition to taking the drugs prescribed by a doctor, many patients are also looking for ways to control their sugar levels in a healthy range. Which is another interesting option that is eating herbs Because in addition to helping with diabetes, it also has a good health benefit as well. For example, these 15 herbs can treat symptoms of diabetes. Along with many other good health benefits.
1. Bitter gourd
Bitter gourd, Thai herb that is known for reducing blood sugar levels. It's called a truly diabetes friendly herb. With the substance Sarantin (Charantin) in the bitter gourd that has hypoglycemic activity. Against the symptoms of diabetes. And enhances the secretion of insulin from the pancreas Increase the body's glucose tolerance And accelerate the metabolism of blood sugar
Bitter gourd also inhibits the enzyme alpha glucosidase. (Alpha-glucosidase) which causes diabetes. While eating chrysanthemum regularly, it can slow down kidney dysfunction. And deterioration of the nerves in the body from the accumulated high blood sugar for a long time. Not only that, it also slows down the progression of cataract in people with diabetes. In addition, Bitter gourd has many good health benefits. And can be eaten fresh as a side vegetable and chili paste Well, like this, I wouldn't be able to find it.
Although the name may be a little strange But the properties of reducing blood sugar levels are not even a slight defect. With animal studies found that Wraithe leaf extract can lower blood sugar levels by increasing the secretion of insulin in the body. In addition, this herb also contains a lot of antioxidants. And can reduce fat in the blood While the medicinal properties are still quite a bit more Whether it helps detoxification, bloating, constipation, deworming, fatigue, bleeding, or even pain relief, it can help as well. It is a traditional Thai herb that has been used and does not disappoint.
Cinnamon, or cinnamon, is another herb with an essential substance to help increase the secretion of the hormone insulin. Causing blood sugar levels to drop It also helps to control blood cholesterol levels among people with type 2 diabetes, reducing various risk factors related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. By simply sprinkling cinnamon powder into food that you eat, it can help lower blood sugar levels anyway.
Another great Chinese herb that is rich in medicinal properties. It is not only useful in cancer treatment. But there are also you and people with diabetes. Because lingzhi has substances in the polysaccharide group. (Polysaccharide), which has the effect of stimulating the secretion of insulin. It also helps the sugar in the blood to be converted to energy for the body. And causes blood sugar levels to drop.
Another bitter herb that you want you to try. Because it is one of the herbs in the Thai drug recipe It nourishes the heart, reduces fever and improves appetite. More importantly, it has been studied that wormwood can help lower blood sugar levels without any harmful side effects, but it can be difficult to eat because it's bitter. But do not forget that it is sweet as the wind.
Gourd, herb that has been used as a treatment for diabetes for thousands of years. The textbooks of Ayurvedic medicine stated that Gourd can be used in the treatment of diabetes in most parts of the plant. Either the vine root or the leaves, it is also an herb that is effective in lowering blood sugar levels as well as ginseng, just eat 50 grams of gourd per day for consecutive days. It can help control the sugar level to be normal.
Eggplant that Thai people like to add to many kinds of Thai food Whether it is green curry, Panang or in various chili paste, in addition to the medicinal properties of Thailand Eggplant can also help lower blood sugar levels as well. With studies with lab rats found that Eggplant juice can help lower blood sugar levels. While its digestive properties are second to none. Next time you come across a diet eggplant Do not Bury.
8. Green Tea
The polyphenols in green tea are one of the most powerful antioxidants that not only protect cells from damage, but also But also useful for diabetics It can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Control blood sugar levels And help promote insulin function It is also a drink that helps in weight loss. But you should drink real green tea, the kind that adds a lot of sugar, it is very far away, especially for diabetics. Otherwise, they may have high blood sugar instead.
Allicin contained in garlic has properties to lower blood pressure and reduce blood fat. It also has the effect against diabetes. Moreover, studies have shown that ethanol contained in garlic can lower blood sugar levels. And can help increase the secretion of insulin Which if you want to get the benefits of garlic in this focus should be eating garlic fresh, because the garlic that has been heated to have less nutritional value than fresh garlic.
10. Aloe vera
Not only does it help reduce swelling, inflammation and help heal wounds. But aloe vera is also an ideal herb for diabetics as well. Because there is an education from Mahidol University It was found that aloe vera juice can help lower blood sugar levels. Especially in people with diabetes This will also help reduce blood fat levels. And the basic properties of Aloe Vera that help reduce swelling and heal wounds, it can also be used for diabetics. Because people with diabetes often have problems with wound healing slowly causing the infection is
This bright yellow herb In addition to helping reduce inflammation, it can also slow down the progression of type 2 diabetes, with people at risk of diabetes eating foods containing curcumin, which is a substance that is In turmeric consecutive on a regular basis It will help reduce the risk of diabetes. It is assumed that curcumin is a powerful antioxidant. It helps to prevent cells from being destroyed.
Ginger has the effect of lowering blood sugar levels. Especially in patients with type 2 diabetes by a study from Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi. Which studies with lab rats found that The mice ate 250 mg of ginger extract per day per kilogram of weight for 5 weeks. The blood glucose level of the rats was reduced. It also helps to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood. It also affects the increase of insulin as well.
Native to Ethiopia, one of the side vegetables in Thai people's chili dish, okra. It is an herb that is rich in antioxidants. And high nutritional value It also has properties that help reduce blood sugar. Because okra is high in fiber In particular, soluble fiber can help reduce the absorption of cholesterol and sugar into the body. It is also not difficult to find it anyway.
With amazing properties such as an immune boost And fight against various diseases, ginseng is an herb that has been dubbed as a precious herb. It has been found that eating ginseng can help slow down the absorption of carbohydrates. And increase the function of cells Helps cells to extract more glucose for use It also increases the secretion of insulin. Makes blood sugar levels drop 15-20% ever.
15. Chiang Da Leaf
Another herb that has been used in traditional diabetes treatment for thousands of years. In addition to the benefits of strengthening it. Chiang Da vegetables can also help lower blood sugar levels. The broccoli will bring more sugar in the body to burn. It also recovers the beta cells of the pancreas that are damaged by sugar destruction. Which occurs in patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, it also reduces the chance of complications such as cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes. It also increases the secretion of insulin as well. Well, like this, let's say that Chiang Da vegetables are easy to eat in capsules. Try to find and eat together.
Although the use of herbs can help treat diabetes. But do not forget that some herbs can have side effects on your health. Therefore for safety If thinking of using herbs in combination with each treatment It is best to consult your doctor or herbalist first.
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