Exotic Truffles


Uniquely flavored truffles

Considered an extremely popular delicacy across the world, truffles are usually found underground, making them very hard to come by. In order to discover their whereabouts, many truffle farmers use specifically trained pigs and dogs to seek them out. Truffles are made by fungi found underneath trees and are a popular food for their intense and unique flavor.

You should give this interesting and aromatic food a try. Truffles can be found across the world in a variety of locations, but generally found in Europe and the French truffle (black in colour) is one of the most popular and desirable on the planet.

Health Benefits of Truffles

Truffles are not only a delicacy; they are also famous for their great nutritional value:

  • Low in Fat – With a very low fat content, truffles are a vegetable and so are low in fatty acid levels.
  • Good Carbohydrates – A good source of carbohydrates, truffles can help promote weight loss.
  • High in Protein – Containing some vital amino acids, truffles can therefore help muscle growth.
  • Decrease Cholesterol Levels – Truffles are free from cholesterol so are great for people prone to heart problems or for anyone hoping to improve coronary health.

Cooking with Truffles

Fresh truffles taste much better than preserved, and give off a fantastically delicious and earth scent. Due to their rarity, portion size is one of the key things to remember with truffles and each person should have between 8 and 10 grams.

Simple recipes work best when cooking truffles because of their distinctive taste. It is also vital to remember that they shouldn’t be cooked for a long time or it will leave its pungent perfume like scent.

Find more recipes with truffles on Recipebridge.

Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer May 18th 2012
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