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    World’s most expensive white truffle grown in Chiang Mai

    World’s most expensive white truffle grown in Chiang Mai


    World’s most expensive white truffle grown in Chiang Mai

    The world’s most expensive white truffle has been grown successfully for the first time in Thailand at the Chiang Mai University, it was revealed.

    The growing of this delicacy which is priced up to 160,000 baht a kilogram will enable Thailand to conduct further research and development that will see commercial white truffle farming in the country in near future.

    It will enable Thailand to become one of the countries which can produce white truffles for export and generate high revenue for the country.

    At yesterday’s press conference, the white truffles has been found first in the Doi Stuhep-Pui Nation Park by the Department of Biology of Chiang Mai University.

    According to the research team headed by Prof Dr Saisamorn Lumyong, Dr Nakarin Suwannarach and Dr Chaturong Khumla from Department of Biology Chiang Mai University, they first found a new white truffle species in 2014 named Tuber thailandicum of which was given a common name white truffle thep sukhon by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Citylife Chiang Mai reported.

    In 2015, the team continued their research and found another new species Tuber lannaense.

    But in the latest research, the team found the Italian white truffle or Tuber magnatum, which is the most expensive truffles in the world, and it was successfully grown.

    The successful growing by the team challenges all theories that suggest truffles cannot grow in tropical areas, they said.

    Furthermore, the team was also able to extract the truffle scent to infuse it with salt and olive oil.

    They said the research team is now studying whether it is possible to develop a truffles farm in Thailand.

    This discovery not only challenged all theory saying that truffles could not be found in the tropical area, but also can help boost the economy of the nation they said.

    World's most expensive white truffle grown in Chiang Mai - PattayaOne

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    Beats frog farming for a living.


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    Truffles are the “fruit” of fungi that live in mutually beneficial (ectomycorrhizal) symbioses with the roots of host trees. The truffle fungus explores the soil for water and mineral nutrients, which it passes along to the tree. In exchange, the tree provides sugars produced through photosynthesis to the fungus. The tree and the fungus depend on one another, but there are many tree species that can serve as hosts for the truffles, and many fungi that can fulfill the same role for the tree. In nature, these fungi compete for space on the host tree’s root system. This competition limits truffle production, and if conditions are poor, other fungi can displace the truffle fungus from the root system.

    Because it is not possible to weed-out competing fungus species, the strategy behind truffle cultivation is to provide the truffle fungus with the conditions it needs to prevail in the competition against other fungi. This competitive advantage is given to the truffles in several ways: through careful site selection, planting inoculated seedlings, and creating soil conditions better suited to truffles than other fungi. With a good site and good quality seedlings, the establishment and management of a truffiere is straightforward and potentially profitable even on a small scale.

    Seedlings inoculated while they are still in the nursery give the truffles the advantage of being there first. It is more difficult for other fungi to become established on roots that are already colonized. This factor, by itself, allows European farmers to cultivate truffles within their native habitat, despite the presence of many other fungus species well adapted to the same soil conditions.

    In North America, it is often necessary to add lime to raise the soil pH. This simple process creates dramatic changes in soil chemistry that the European truffles need while simultaneously putting North American fungi adapted to low pH conditions at a competitive disadvantage. This is an advantage that European truffle farmers do not have.

    Finally, most ectomycorrhizal fungi associate with a limited range of trees and many North American fungi cannot associate with the European trees that we inoculate. In some cases, particularly in the Western U.S., it is possible to plant hosts that lack closely related species in the surrounding flora. This factor reduces the number of native fungus species that are even capable of competing for space on the host tree’s roots.

    Altogether, with unusual soil chemistry, non-native hosts and already colonized roots, the truffles may escape from effective competition. In the plant and animal worlds, many introduced species flourish in the absence of native competitors and predators. The same may be true for truffles outside their natural habitat.

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    I thought they were making Duffle coats ,

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    No dogs or pigs snuffled around to find it? Not a real truffle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    the team found the Italian white truffle or Tuber magnatum
    More like Tuber Luigi-o...Heh...He'll claim it, anyway...

    Howza mama, Luigi?...

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    Trouble with truffles

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    Thailand greatest country in the world.
    All other countries are run by little girls.
    Thailand number one exporter of truffles.
    Other countries have inferior truffles.

    Thailand home of mighty aircaraft carrier.
    It cost $6 Trillion and have 400 Admiral.
    It’s length thirty meter and width six meter.
    The mighty leader keeps it in his bathtub.

    Thailand, Thailand you very nice place.
    From killing field of Koh Tao to Soi 2 BJ bar.
    Thailand friend of all except Burma
    They very murderer people with bone in their nose.

    Thailand industry best in the world.
    We invented Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball
    Thailand’s prostitutes cleanest in the region.
    Except Dirty Nit from Dragonfly Bar Loi Kroh

    Thailand, Thailand you very nice place.
    From Truffle Plains of Chiang Mai to Foodland Lat Phrao.
    Come grasp the might penis of our leader.
    From junction with the testes to tip of its face!
    The Above Post May Contain Strong Language, Flashing Lights, or Violent Scenes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Thailand greatest country in the world.
    All other countries are run by little girls.
    Thailand number one exporter of truffles.
    Other countries have inferior truffles.

    Thailand home of mighty aircaraft carrier.
    It cost $6 Trillion and have 400 Admiral.
    It’s length thirty meter and width six meter.
    The mighty leader keeps it in his bathtub.

    Thailand, Thailand you very nice place.
    From killing field of Koh Tao to Soi 2 BJ bar.
    Thailand friend of all except Burma
    They very murderer people with bone in their nose.

    Thailand industry best in the world.
    We invented Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball
    Thailand’s prostitutes cleanest in the region.
    Except Dirty Nit from Dragonfly Bar Loi Kroh

    Thailand, Thailand you very nice place.
    From Truffle Plains of Chiang Mai to Foodland Lat Phrao.
    Come grasp the might penis of our leader.
    From junction with the testes to tip of its face!

    Damn Thaiophiles.

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    Hmm, interesting.

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