Table of contents:
Calories, kcal: 51 Proteins, g: 5.9 Fats, g: 0.5 Carbohydrates, g: 5.3
Truffles are marsupial mushrooms with underground fleshy fruiting bodies. Real truffles are edible. The most appreciated truffles are Perigord, Italian and winter.
There is only one species in Russia - the summer truffle. Basically, truffles grow in oak and beech groves in southern France and northern Italy, where they are of great industrial importance. They have a bright mushroom flavor with deep roasted seeds or walnuts and a strong characteristic aroma. Water, if you put a truffle in it and hold it, acquires the taste of soy sauce.
The truffle does not impress with its external beauty, most of all it resembles a potato tuber. The weight of a truffle can reach a kilogram; there are also very small specimens, the size of a pea.
The most valuable truffles are the French black or Perigord truffle and the white Piedmont truffle (calorizator). Only these mushrooms can boast the famous "truffle" aroma.
The aroma and taste of black and white truffles are quite peculiar. For gourmets, the strong aroma of these mushrooms is of primary value. Some note in the smell of black forest dampness and a slight trace of alcohol, others - a shade of chocolate. Whites, on the other hand, containing more gaseous substances released when cutting the mushroom, have a slight garlic note.
Calorie content of fresh truffle
The calorie content of fresh truffles is 51 kcal per 100 grams of product.
Benefits of fresh truffle
Fresh truffles are a source of vitamins B1, B2, C and PP.
This mushroom is especially useful for adolescents during the growth period, as well as for pregnant and lactating women. Plus, it is an antioxidant that helps our body stay young.
Fresh truffles in cooking
When preparing truffles, it is very important to retain their flavor. That is why they are added to the dish last and often raw. Truffles are cut into the finest shavings using a special blade. It looks a bit like a shaving machine, so the term “shave truffles” is commonly used by gourmets. Truffles are also used boiled, cut into wedges, stewed in wine, and finally steamed (calorizer). They can also simply flavor products for further cooking (for example, a day before cooking, shifting them with chopped truffles).
Truffle is a powerful aphrodisiac that makes a gourmet throw himself headlong into a maelstrom of love adventures.