The World’s Most Expensive Rice Costs $50 a Pound

Singapore is set to become one of the first countries outside Japan to sell what’s touted as the world’s most expensive rice.

Kinmemai Premium rice earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, with a price tag of 149 Singapore dollars ($109) per kilogram, or around $50 per pound.

What makes the rice blend so special is that it contains award-winning grains from all over Japan, including Gunma, Gifu, Kumamoto, Nagano and Niigata prefectures.

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The rice grains from this blend are matured for six months which makes it more nutritious, and gives it enhanced texture with a sweeter flavor than other brands, according to Channel NewsAsia.

Kinmemai already has two rice blends in stock, namely the Better White which retails for 9.40 Singapore dollars ($6.88) per 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds), and the Better Brown which costs 9.80 Singapore dollars ($7.18) per 1 kilogram.

While the premium rice blend can be ordered online at www.kinmemai.com at $155 Singapore dollars ($113.63) for a box of six 140-gram packs on November 1, it’s also being planned for a Hong Kong release starting next year.

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Customers with expensive tastes could try mixing Kinmemai along with the world’s most expensive chili. People with even more discerning taste buds could also step their meal price up a notch by indulging themselves in the world’s priciest beef noodle soup, which can be found in Taiwan.

Featured Image Screenshot via YouTube / Parents World

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