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Research on artificial cultivation of 'underground diamond' truffle mushroom are in full swing in South Korea

Published Sep 29, 2021

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(Naju = Yonhap News) Reporter Woon-chang Yeo = While research on artificial cultivation of truffles (western truffles) for the first time in Korea is being conducted at the Jeonnam Provincial Forest Resources Research Institute, interest is also focused on the production of seedlings using truffles found in Korea. According to the Jeonnam Forest Resources Research Institute on the 28th, the truffle is a mycorrhizal mushroom that lives in symbiosis with the root of a tree, similar to the matsutake mushroom. It is distributed in Europe, such as Italy, France, and Spain, and artificially cultivated in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. In Asia, China's Yunnan Province is the main production area, and although it has been found in Korea and Japan, its production is still at a negligible level. It is a high-grade mushroom with a unique flavor that is rare enough to be called an underground diamond and is considered one of the world's three major delicacies along with caviar and foie gras. The research on artificial cultivation of truffles is a research and development (R&D) contest of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and R&D. It was promoted to increase income and revitalize the mushroom industry by discovering future income crops of forest mushroom growers in Jeollanam-do.

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(Naju = Yonhap News) Reporter Woon-chang Yeo = While research on artificial cultivation of truffles (western truffles) for the first time in Korea is being conducted at the Jeonnam Provincial Forest Resources Research Institute, interest is also focused on the production of seedlings using truffles found in Korea. According to the Jeonnam Forest Resources Research Institute on the 28th, truffle is a mycorrhizal mushroom that lives in symbiosis with the root of a tree, similar to the matsutake mushroom. It is distributed in Europe, such as Italy, France, and Spain, and artificially cultivated in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. In Asia, China's Yunnan Province is the main production area, and although it has been found in Korea and Japan, its production is still at a negligible level. It is a high-grade mushroom with a unique flavor that is rare enough to be called an underground diamond, and is considered one of the world's three major delicacies along with caviar ...
Source: Yna
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