Mysteriously hiding away from the human eyes, truffles have become one of the most desired worldwide gastronomic creations. The soil, vegetation, climate, the moon cycles and the change of seasons constantly affect the growing process of these amazing gifts, which can be the jewels to your dish, wrapping you around with their magnificent aromas.
This unusual mushroom, which grows from 5 to 30 cm deep down in the soil, can only coexist with a few other types of plants around. Those plants become food for the truffle, which later on transforms them into water and minerals. These mushrooms are incredibly hard to find even with the help of dogs that have been specifically trained for this. The animals use the truffle scent as a clue. Once found, they are hand-picked in a very careful and gentle way.
You could find a wide range of different types of high quality truffles.
They are incredibly precious and also used within the fields of medicine, pharmacy, cosmetics and luxurious cuisine. Truffles are rich in vitamins B12, B6 and B2, full of protein, sulfur, phosphorus, cellulose and other significant elements. They are often used for their healing potential. Consuming the product can lead to many benefits:
- lower cholesterol
- better function of the nerve and muscle tissue
- better blood circulation
- sight improvement
- regenerating of the skin, nails and hair growth
- improvement of the heart functioning
- full detoxification
- suitable for people fighting diabetes
- provides amino acids
- helps fighting the lack of iron during anemia
Truffles consist of substances that stimulate the process of growth, our metabolism and sexual functions. This is the reason why they are very well known as an aphrodisiac. They also produce anandamide – a compound responsible for the production of a substance in our brains. It improves our mood and makes us feel happier. Scientists call anandamide ‘the molecule of feeling blissfully pleased with life’, because it takes a big part when it comes to our mood, appetite, memory, the amount of pain we experience, depression and the abilities of the reproductive functions.
In addition to everything mentioned above, truffles have a very long lasting and specific aroma and taste. They could easily turn any dish into a masterpiece.