top 5 most expensive dry fruits of the world

Dry fruits contain proteins, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre, making them a healthy alternative to high-calorie snacks. Health experts recommend a healthy diet that includes dry fruits such as apricots, walnuts, pistachios, and others.


Cashew nuts isolated on white

05) Cashew nuts

Cashew nuts are being sold at $8.95 per pound by Nuts in Bulk, which is on the higher end of the price scale. In addition to their nutritional benefits, nuts are a good source of iron, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. Because cashew trees grow in sandy and loamy soils, their growth area is limited, therefore their price is high. Moreover, as TechnifyBiz explains, the processing step is lengthy and reduces the weight of the final product. For example, a cashew nut weighing 4-6 grams when entering the factory will weigh 1.5-3 grams when the process is complete.

fresh chestnuts in a sack bag on the old wooden table

04) Chestnuts 

Researchgate indicates that chestnuts cost $10.99, and you will be surprised to find that the product is out of stock and will be available in November; this may explain the high price. Bon Appetit explains that America produces 1% of chestnuts and imports the rest, but this was not always the case.

Chestnut trees were accessible to every American family by 1900, but in 1904, a fungus-infested Asian chestnut tree planted in the Bronx Zoo gradually wiped out the American chestnut tree population. There are currently five top producers of chestnuts in the world, including China, South Korea, Turkey, Bolivia, and Italy, as well as the top five states in the US that produce chestnuts: California, Virginia, and Michigan, Florida, and Oregon.

Four Almond isolated closeup without shell with leaf

03) Almonds

Slivered almonds are available for $13.99 per pound with other varieties costing more, depending on the brand. Trees that produce almonds thrive in fertile soil and a Mediterranean climate. After five years, almonds can begin to appear on an almond tree.  Although other species can take up to 12 years to reach peak production.

Heap of pine nuts and pine cones isolated

04) Pine nuts

You’ll have to pay a lot for raw pine nuts, and that makes you wonder why they’re so expensive. On the entire planet, just 18 pine trees produce harvestable pines. Additionally, it takes 6 to 8 years for the trees to grow and another 2 to 3 years for the trees to begin producing pine.  Preparing them for the market is a time-consuming process that simply adds to the cost.

Macadamia nut on white background

05) Macadamia nuts

For a nut to retail at $25 and people continue to buy it, it must be a cherished snack. Macadamia nuts are indeed the expensive most nuts in the world but not without reasons. First of all, they are the nuts with the highest calorie content with 100gms containing 718 calories. Brobible also discusses a few other reasons for the high price such as although macadamia trees are available in 10 varieties only two produce high-quality macadamia nuts. The trees then take 7-10 years to start producing and flowering takes 4-6 months meaning nuts mature at different times during the year.  

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