- Food industries
- The preparation of various sauces and aromatic oils
- Type : Conventional
Truffles have been treasured for centuries, and today, these fungi are one of the most expensive foods you can buy.
One pound of some kinds of truffles can cost as much as $450.
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Unlike mushrooms, which grow above the ground, truffles grow on tree roots 5 to 10 centimeters under the
It takes special skills and tools to figure out where they are and gently collect them.
Sometimes people leave it to trained dogs and pigs to sniff them out.
Truffles look very different from mushrooms.
They don’t have stalks or gills. Instead, they’re round, firm, covered in warts, and vary in size.
Some are as small as walnuts, while others are as large as a fist.
Over 100 different types of truffles grow all over the world, but you’ll find one of only 10 kinds in your food.
Among the most common are “white truffles,” a very smelly Italian truffle, and “black truffles” from France.
Each truffle has its own distinct flavor, depending on the weather during its growth,
the type of tree roots it grows on, and the bacteria inside it.
In general, though, you can expect a strong,
earthy taste (and smell) that’s more like a perfume than a spice.
The serving size for truffles is small. One serving is 0.5 grams, which is just 1/10 of a teaspoon.
One serving of a black truffle that’s been preserved in water and salt contains:
Protein: 2 grams
Fat: 0 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Carbohydrate: 0 grams
The exact nutrients in truffles will depend on which kind you eat,
but they’re all a rich source of amino acids and minerals, including:
Vitamins A, B, C, D, and K
Truffles are also full of natural compounds that protect you from “free radicals” —
toxins that can damage your cells.
In Africa and the Middle East, people use truffles as medicine for skin and eye conditions.
But it’s unclear how well they work.
Some studies that tested a very strong truffle extract show that it may:
Control blood sugar
Protect your liver from damage
Reduce inflammation throughout your body
Fight bacterial infections
Help prevent cancer
Keep in mind, the amount of truffles you eat is much smaller, so it’s unlikely to have that kind of impact.
Refrence: Azil Organic