Truffle salt has long been a favorite with chefs as well as with those looking for a refreshing treat. In fact, in recent years, it has become one of the most popular foods among health enthusiasts. But what exactly is black truffle salt?
A truffle (or even a truffle-shaped cake) is the edible fruiting body of an underground ascomycetous fungus, mainly one of the two species of the genus Trichoderma. The other species of this genus Tuber is a fungus commonly found in many parts of Europe and North America. Although there are some important differences between the two species, most people are familiar with the edible ones, which we know as "white" "seedless" truffles.
The ascomycinic truffles have as their primary component Aspergillus, which is commonly found in moist places such as bathrooms and kitchens. These spores eventually enter the food, making them irresistible when eaten, especially by those who love exotic delicacies.
Although Aspergillus is not harmful, other types of truffles may be. In fact, these kinds of fungi have the potential to be harmful to humans. There are two primary reasons for this:
They can cause an allergic reaction when eating, because the chemical compounds they contain may mimic the effects of an allergen. The best way to avoid this problem is to eat the fungus and not the fungus itself. Another problem is that they have a habit of growing on walls and floors in kitchens and bathrooms. If there are children or other family members in the home, the spores can easily travel to them.
Because these types of truffles are so tasty, they make excellent decorations for tables. You can purchase several colors for your table and add some truffle salt to each one, creating a colorful treat. In fact, a truffle tablecloth will really help to accent the truffles. This is especially true if you have children, whose mouths may not be able to properly process the taste of these fungi. Since they grow quite slowly, you can leave the truffle salt on your table in the same way that you would salt any other tableware item.
Truffles also make great garnishes on cheese boards, in salads, or as toppings on other foods. When grated, they make a nice salad dressing, especially when topped with fresh vegetables. It is very easy to make these dishes look attractive.
Another interesting use of black truffle salt is in the preparation of desserts. You can enjoy a traditional Italian truffle pie, made with a mixture of milk, cheese, and herbs, as well as using it as a topping for fruit cake, custard, or ice cream.
But truffles may pose even more of a threat than they can help if someone ingests an organism called Ascomycinic Fungi. These types of fungi are known to cause food poisoning. Once ingested, the bacteria can travel to other parts of the body and cause illness. As a result, this particular variety of fungi must be eaten in very small amounts in order to avoid serious problems.
A popular alternative to truffle salt is a truffle purifier. These are devices that use high heat to kill the growth of these fungi. Most are designed to use on truffles in order to avoid cross-contamination with salted foods. Because they are used on fresh truffles, these devices tend to work more quickly and don't require refrigeration.
Ascomycinic Fungi tend to grow more rapidly than many other types of fungi, and so they are much harder to kill. Because of this, they will continue to grow and spread around your kitchen, causing health problems for both you and your family if they are not treated in time.
In order to stop the spread of this type of fungus, you can buy a product that can kill both the fungi and the bacteria that thrive in them. This way, the truffles, and your family will be safe and you won't have to worry about an adverse reaction to any foods that you eat or drinks that are prepared with truffle salt. It's also important to remember that using this kind of salt is not the only solution for preventing contamination.