You might have thought of this – especially when comparing price with other flavored oils. And the reason is not what you may think!
The flavor isn't always from real truffles! Synthetic compounds like 2,4-dithiapentane and dimethyl sulfide are used for mimicking the truffle taste. Check the ingredients!
Truffle oil is pricier due to a perception of luxury (since real truffles are rare and expensive) – despite not being made from real truffles most of the time.
Truffle oil is a fraction of truffle cost. Some varieties can be $4000 per pound (and up), but the oil offers 'truffle-like' flavor without breaking the bank.
Not really – most producers use fake flavors. Carefully check labels for terms like 'flavor', 'essence' and 'concentrate' etc. Click below to find out more.
Depends on how you think! A common person cannot usually afford fine dining options made with real truffles. Oil may not be the same but gives a glimpse into the experience.
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