The classic, delicious truffle is now available in many forms. There are so many varieties of truffles on the market today, it can almost be overwhelming when it comes to deciding which variety is for you. Each variety has its own unique characteristic that sets it apart. Knowing which variety is best for your tastes can help you enjoy the truffle experience with ease.
Italy is famous for its truffles. While not available in many American groceries, you can easily find Italian truffles at upscale food stores and even specialty shops in Italy. Italian truffles have a rich, nutty taste that is not found in most other types of truffles. The deep, earthy flavor of truffles comes from the ground nuts and the oil from the seeds, which is why it is sometimes referred to as "truffle oil".
Black truffles are known for their strong flavors. The black truffle sea salt taste like blackberry jelly, chocolate and coffee. While tightly sealed in a glass container, these dark truffles permeate through the salt, bringing out the all-natural, earthy taste all know and love. Unlike most truffles, black truffles tend to be less pungent in taste and aroma, although that is not necessarily a negative.
Historically, Italian wine was often served in very salty dishes called Tiramisu. Italian chefs were the first to make this versatile salty treat a favorite in many Italian cuisines. Although there are many variations on truffle salt made with different herbs and spices, the basic ingredients are always black truffles with high-quality sea salt.
Here are some of the more prominent sea salt benefits you may not have heard about:
Salts like truffle salt stimulate the brain. For example, during the stimulation of neurochemicals in the brain, you get a burst of energy. This helps to improve your mood, as well as improving your focus and concentration. Crumble truffles sprinkled on top of baked, toasted or raw eggs or cooked, lightly scrambled eggs make a healthy breakfast choice. You can also sprinkle truffle salt over espresso, tea or coffee, on top of hot chocolate, on your pancakes, or on your cereal or waffles.
Salt also has high mineral content. For example, calcium and magnesium which are needed for strong bones and teeth, along with potassium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and sodium make up a very important part of what makes up a healthy diet. This is especially true if you make your own meals at home. Because of this, you can get twice the amount of minerals that you would from eating foods rich in table salt. By using truffle salt instead of regular table salt, you can be assured that you are taking in far more of the essential nutrients that you need on a daily basis.
Finally, truffle salt has been shown to work as an anti-aging remedy. For instance, studies have been conducted where volunteers consumed truffle slices on a daily basis for two weeks. When those slices were refrigerated, they did not turn brown. On the other hand, truffle slices that were kept in the refrigerator for just a week actually developed a brown color. So not only can sea salt help to make your food taste better, it can help to ward off the common effects of aging, too.
Today, truffle salt comes in a variety of different flavors. Some are made with herbal ingredients such as chamomile and ginger. Others are simply made with sea salt. Still, others are made with the sugary classic flavor of the dark chocolate chips that we all love so much. Regardless of which kind of truffle salt you choose, you are sure to enjoy its rich delectable flavor.