Black truffles

The "black truffle" or "black Périgord truffle" is named after the Périgord region in France and grows with oak and hazelnut trees. Black truffles can be found in late autumn and winter, reaching upto 3 inches in diameter and weighing up to a quarter of a pound. They are highly aromatic, pungent and will even penetrate eggs stored next to them, changing their taste. Production of black truffles is almost exclusively European, with France producing almost 45% of the world’s truffles, followed by Spain and Italy. As of December 2009, black truffles were sold for about €..

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