French Truffles

What are the French Truffles?


Truffles are delicate and rare edible mushrooms, mostly grown in Croatia, France, Italy, and Slovenia. They are also collected in the US states of Washington and Oregon. Truffles mostly grow underground between the roots of chestnut, elm, oak, pine, and willow trees, forming a symbiotic relationship with the environment. The high price for truffles is that mankind does not grow them commercially or cost-effectively.


Fresh truffles are a highly seasonal and rare product, expensive and hard to obtain.


Health Benefits


  1. It is a good source of high protein. 

    Truffles contain 20 to 30 percent more protein. Experts say truffles are an excellent source of high protein content as they contain all the amino acids that humans need for good nutrition. For people who do not eat fats and carbohydrates - especially those who have a Western diet - it is an excellent source of protein for truffles.
  2.  It is a moderate source of excess carbs. 

    The main ingredient of truffles and mushrooms are mainly carbohydrates derived from glycogen and chitin, also known as fungus cellulose, which are functional proponents of the fungal cell wall. Compared to other vegetables, truffles have a lower ratio of carbohydrates. It is very good for those who suffer from diabetes because truffles have a low value of energy.
  3. It is low fat. 

    Since it is a vegetable, truffles are ideal for those who do not like and dislike eating high fat. When dried, it contains only two to eight percent fat, mostly crude fat and lipid compounds such as fatty acids, sterols, phospholipids, glycerides, and linoleic acid.
  4. It is cholesterol-free.

    This is the biggest benefit to truffles health. Cholesterol has long been considered a risk factor for coronary heart disease and other related diseases. If you have had a stroke or heart attack or you have any family history of heart complaints, it is a good idea to take a cholesterol-free diet like truffles to help you lower your all cholesterol levels.