10 things you probably didn’t know about Iran

Spices worth their weight in gold : Iran is the largest exporter of caviar, the most expensive food in the world. Not only that, the very rarest and costliest type of caviar comes from Iran too. Almas caviar, from the eggs of 60 to 100-year-old beluga sturgeon, sells for a whopping C$41,000 per kilo! And if that wasn’t enough, with a tradition dating back over 3,000 years, Iran also produces 90% of the world’s saffron, which, at C$80 a gram, can cost more than precious metals – even gold.