Why Truffles Can Cost $2,500 Per Pound?

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Truffles are the most expensive fungi you can eat.Truffles are the fruiting body of an ectomycorrhizal fungus and the one of most expensive things you can eat.

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Italian white truffles are renowned for their pungent smell and earthy taste. In general, truffles play by their own rules. Truffle sniffing dogs are needed to find the fungus.

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And cultivation has been difficult with black truffles and hasn’t happened at all with white truffles.

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It’s a journey filled with hunting, counterfeiting, and occasional night time heists to get truffles from the ground to being shaved over your pizza.

Most truffles grow to be about 30-60 grams in size, which means that just one will set a person back anywhere from $30-75.

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