A truffle is a rare, edible mushroom that is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world.
Truffles are mainly found in France, Italy and Spain.
Pigs or specially trained dogs are used to locate this underground fungus.
Truffles have an extremely intense, earthy aroma and a highly distinctive flavor.
Black truffles can withstand heat so they can be found in everything from salads to cooked foods and desserts.
Truffles are in the same category as luxury delicacies like caviar and pâté de foie gras.
They are also low in fat. Just like any other vegetables, they are free of cholesterol.
In fact, there are several studies citing mushrooms and fungi to have to ability to lower down serum cholesterol.