According to The world’s priciest food list compiled by Fortune Small Business, a CNN magazine, world’s most expensive food is Edible gold leaf.

The edible gold leaf comes with a price tag of $15,000 per pound.

No worries, like calcium and iron, gold is actually a mineral that’s safe to eat although it’s not an essential part of the human diet ^_^

People usually add gold sprinkles to glasses of Champagne or signature martinis for parties.

It seems expensive, but a small shaker of 23K gold sprinkles (80 mg) costs only $30 while packs of 25 small sheets of gold leaf retail for $75.

Second place in the lists of world’s priciest foods goes to , white truffles which cost $6,000 a poundcaviar is on the third place at $1,500 a pound and Saffron is on the fourth place with a price tag of $1,500 per pound.

Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, so it’s sold in very small quantities, either as a powder (usually in tins) or in tiny threads (in clear boxes, jars, or envelope): at the Spice House in Chicago, a gram of superior grade saffron retail for $6.79, and an even finer version, known as coupé grade, for $8.29 !