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Condimento Al Gusto di Tartufo Nero in EVOO, 250ml, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Condiment with Black Truffle

Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil, aroma

Suggested Uses: Suitable for any kind of dish - french fries, pasta, meat (such as a hamburger), fish, eggs, vegetables, and bruschetta. Use to make truffle pasta or truffle risotto.

The Black truffle has a sweet aroma and is extremely pleasing to the nose. The elegant and decisive taste is exalted in the kitchen when it is used raw or cooked slightly. Maturation takes place from mid-November to mid-March with ripeness occurring from June until November. The Black truffle has a shade of violet black color with white and fine veins.

These truffles are found generally in rugged and sunny terrains. It is not very common in Tuscany, and the areas where it grows are recognizable because they have little or no vegetation.

Where once pigs were the primary animal used to locate these buried treasures, today dogs lead the search, specifically the "Lagotto Romagnolo" breed which utilizes its excellent nose and strong intelligence. As pigs wanted to consume their prize, the dog is happy just to lead its owner to the exact point of the truffle buried under the ground.

The truffle is the fruity body of fungus belonging to the genus Tuber. The truffle completes its entire life cycle underground and must live in symbiosis with certain trees to produce the precious sporocarp. The internal spore producing part of the truffle is called the gleba. The gleba varies in color in different species, ranging from white to black, or from pink to brown, and it presents distinctive veins of various thickness. These morphological features, combined with size and organoleptic characteristics, are the basis for the identification and classification of the different kinds of truffles.

A truffle is made up of more than 80% water with the remainder of its composition being mineral elements. Truffle is rich in potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper, making it a powerful superfood!