Truffles are so expensive across the world. These mushrooms are among the luxurious foods with a natural good smell. They are very expensive because it is hard to find them. Also, their growth conditions demand a lot of care.
The largest Truffles were sold in New York for $6,1250 at certain Restaurants. It had 1890kgs, which was a world-breaking record since the invention of the food. But as new and species keep on coming upwind, we might get a better and larger species in the coming years.
There are 40 variant species of truffles across the world. The three main types are summer black truffles, autumn black truffles, and winter white truffles. All of them, as the names suggest, grow in different seasons and various countries.
Difficult to find truffles
It isn’t easy to find truffles growing naturally. But in the 19th century, it was easy to find them in the forest, but those species disappeared. A certain specialist says pigs are good at finding truffles in the forest. They know the smell. Immediately identify the source, and you will see them digging down with their mouths. The nearest person takes charge to dig deep and find them, the report by Business Insider.
Furthermore, some trained dogs are favorites friends in finding the species. They will run ahead across the forest. Since they have a sharp-smelling nose, on identifying such, they bark to notify the accompanied person.
James Feaver, a Truffle hunter, says truffle’s main location is below huge trees. Some can grow underground, while most of them grow on the first layer of soil. It takes time to find a single truffle inside a forest but getting one is worth a while.
Truffles are grown in farms nowadays
Nowadays, the growth of truffles is taking place in greenhouses. The USA Agricultural industry plans to grow truffles to meet $6 billion in the next two decades. But their growth is difficult as it requires narrow weather conditions. Moderate and favorable climatic conditions are the key to maximum production. Truffles can take almost 6 years before they are exhausted in the soil. The estimates show that almost 70% of current truffle takes place as a farming practice.
The winter white Truffles are grown in Italy, a report untolditally. Most of the luxurious restaurants have cooked using truffle oil, with the food itself. These species contain dimethyl sulfide and 2-methyl butanol, which is important to human beings’ health.
Furthermore, France is a home for Autumn black truffles. This species has androstenol which is important for mating stimulation in animals and people. However, the number of tones has decreased drastically from 1000 to 30 tones from the 19th century. The current climatic change predicts that natural fungi will exhaust in the market, a report by foodandwine.
After the finding truffle, the next step is to clean them with a hard brush. Thorough rinsing to take place to ensure the entire dirt and upper layer is gotten rid of. The last stage is packing them in boxes, if found in large quantities, ready for sale. Frequent clients are hotels, restaurants, and cultural heritage places.
Truffles do not stay longer than 10 days. So after extraction, they have to get to the market as fast as possible. It is impossible to store them even in refrigerators. The only option is to sell them for oil manufacturing or to hotels for delicacy, a report by USAToday.
The plant produces a sweet aroma that most people describe in various ways. You can admire to store the plant to smell it each day. But the smell disappears after almost 5 – 10 days. Even any food prepared with the addition of truffles brings a good appetite. The extracted oil from the plant should not cook the same food. This means truffle oil cannot prepare truffle food.
One of the most beneficial companies in the England Truffle company, located in the South of England. The cousin’s mushrooms are enjoyed by millions of individuals across the world. The ideas of greenhouses look good as Agricultural specialists know their importance. It will be great if more companies and countries utilize the new technology to grow them.