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What is the most expensive vegetable in the world?

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There is no system that tracks the prices of vegetables around the world, according to the Smithsonian Institute. However hop shoots are considered to be on a similar level of value as saffron, which is a spice, and truffles, which are fungi.

Few people have heard of hop shoots, though they have heard of hops, which is an essential ingredient in beer. Hop shoots are the early sprouts of hops plants, before they transform into the form that is used to brew beer. Hops are actually the same species of plant as marijuana. Unlike marijuana, however, hops are legal to grow and consume.


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