During a visit to London’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Britain’s Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker had a chance to taste the world’s most expensive salad. What makes this salad so special that costs a whopping $637 are the hydroponically grown lettuces and tomatoes. These ingredients were specifically shown around Anglian Home Improvements’ Naked Garden exhibit by its designer, landscape designer David Domoney.
David Domoney was fascinated with Prince Charles wife’s interest for the hydroponically grown lettuces and tomatoes which were used in the dish, so he said: Camilla was thrilled to see all the plants on display which are incredibly expensive because they are grown hydroponically. They are grown without soil and water and nutrients are sprayed direct to the roots. But also this means that the plants on display are all kept alive right till the point they are put in the salad so this is the freshest green salad you will ever eat.Unfortunately it is also the most expensive as the growing of the plants like this is very labour intensive.
There are several plants on display in the Naked Garden, including lettuces, which have been specially grown in laboratories in Holland and cost a huge $427 each. The plants, which have been sourced from America, Brazil, Netherlands and Thailand were grown without soil and are being housed in a series of glass containers and transparent materials.