The Most Expensive Fungus in the World: a Dead Caterpillar That Sells for $50,000 a Pound

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The most expensive fungus in the world isn’t any truffle or Mattake mushroom, it is a dead caterpillar fungus that grows in the Himalayas. They go for 50,000 USD a pound; compare that to the most expensive truffles which sell for up to 8,000 USD a pound. This expensive fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) is called yartsa gunbu,…

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