In Turkey, almost no one is aware of what truffle is! Being known as “black diamond” worldwide, truffle has a $ 6 Billion volume of trade and is valued about € 1000 per kg. Elites in Europe consume it, whereas in Turkey pigs consume it generally as it is not widely known.
The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs has taken action to create truffle mushroom forest in the amount of 400 decares. A committee has been sent to Spain in order to train about truffle mushroom .
In Muğla and Denizli, 1200 truffle grafted saplings have been planted. According to the action plan which will be completed in 2018, 400 decares truffle forests will be created as being used truffle grafted saplings in 17 regional forest directorates.
France has 45%, Spain has 35%, and Italy has 20% of the truffle reserve in the World. Among all the truffle types, black truffle called as black diamond is the most valuable one. Black truffle is one of the most difficult type in order to be grown is one of the most important ingredients of Italian cuisines.
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