Probably 99.5% of the truffle oil on the market…

oregon-white-truffle-oil-croppedProbably 99.5% of the truffle oil on the market is completely synthetic. No truffles are involved in the process at all. From Wikipedia: “Most truffle oils are not made from actual truffles, but are a synthetic product that combines a thioether (2,4-dithiapentane), one of numerous aromas or odorants found in truffles, with an olive oil or grapeseed oil base.”

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