The Chemistry of Truffles, the Most Expensive Food in the World

Although you probably haven’t dropped a cool $60 grand for a truffle, you may have wondered why some people are willing to do so. In this episode, Sarah Everts shows how chemistry fuels the fuss over the fungus…and reveals the shady side of truffle oil.

If this episode leaves you wanting more, check out these great resources.

What Makes Truffles So Enticing?

Truffles: The Most Expensive Food In the World | CBS News

The Dark Side of the Truffle Trade | The Atlantic

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