Tremendous Truffle Celebrated In Hungary

  • 21 Oct 2014 1:00 AM
Tremendous Truffle Celebrated In Hungary
The largest truffle ever uncovered in Hungary was presented to the national farm museum in Budapest. The 1.28kg specimen - just 20g lighter than the largest truffle ever found in the world - was presented by farm minister Sándor Fazekas.

The truffle, preserved by experts, was found by one of the staff of Truffleminers in the Jazygia region in the east of the country.

Truffleminers managing director István Bagi said 40-50 tonnes of truffles are dug up in Hungary each year.

The sale of the truffles, which go for as little as HUF 10,000 per kilogramme in the summer and HUF 50,000 per kilogramme in the winter, generates 500 million to 1 billion forints a year.

Ninety per cent of the country’s truffles come from the Jazygia region.

About 95% of Hungarian truffles are exported.


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