Nutrition: 11 Rarest & Most Expensive Foods in the World You Need to Try



Would you pay $6,000+ for a single watermelon? Probably not, but if you have cash to burn and a serious soft spot for that watery melon-y goodness, maybe you do. The Densuke watermelon is instantly recognizable thanks in large part to its exterior. Solid black with no stripes, the Densuke watermelon doesn’t even look like a watermelon at first glance. They’re grown on the Japanese island of Hokkaido, and only about 65 are grown each year – meaning the list of people who have actually tasted one is quite small.


The Japanese have a thing for rare fruit. The Yubari melon resembles a cantaloupe on the outside, but its taste is entirely its own. They’re perfectly round and have a much sweeter taste compared to the standard cantaloupe, but it’s apparently not overpowering. They’re not nearly as expensive as the Densuke Watermelon (they retail for around $150) but they’re reportedly delicious. They’re grown in Yubari, which is also on the island of Hokkaido, and are so sweet thanks to the volcanic ash in the area’s soil.

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