台灣正式發表發現本土品種白松露 | Taiwan unveils newly discovered indigenous white truffle

TAIPEI (The China Post) – White and black truffles are seen as high-end ingredients by gourmets around the world. Yet, it is hard to imagine that Taiwan has also its own breed of the previous mushroom.

松露一直以來被視為高檔食材之一,而其中白松露又硬是比黑松露稀有且貴上許多,但很難想像的是,台灣也發現了自家品種的白松露。

Even though the new species remains very scarce, researchers believe that it’s still possible to develop a reliable and stable cultivation program over the next five years as long as qualified locations are used.

雖然目前還沒有大量繁殖,但研究員認為,只要有符合條件的地點,可能在5年左右有辦法進行穩定的培植計畫。

Compared to the “spruce truffle” that was discovered in the past, which is about 0.2 to 1.5 cm in size, white truffles have higher economic value. White truffles are one of the “deep veins truffle” species, which was found in the soil of Taiwan Cow-tail Fir rhizosphere in the Xitou area in Nantou.

相較於過去曾發現的「雲杉松露」大小約0.2至1.5cm,白松露具有更高的經濟價值。白松露屬於深脈松露,數量稀少,「深脈松露」發現於南投溪頭地區油杉根圈土壤。

It is called “deep vein” because of its spore veins and distinct biological characteristics. The odor of deep vein truffles is unique, penetrating, and fragrant and its fruit body diameter can reach as long as 3 cm.

由於它的孢子脈絡很深,形成明顯特徵,故命名為「深脈」松露。深脈松露氣味特殊、穿透力強且濃郁芬芳,子實體直徑可達3cm。

The Library of Taiwan Forestry Research Institute published the information about the white truffle, which was first seen in the past 30 years. This is the first news about white truffle published in Taiwan and at the same time, a new species discovered worldwide.

農委會林業試驗所發表三十年來首見的台灣本土白松露,這是台灣第一個正式發表的白松露,同時也是世界新種松露。

At present, the research institute has successfully developed the cultivation technology and has been actively promoting the transfer technology domestically to accelerate the development and utilization of the white truffle.

目前已由林業試驗所成功開發培養技術,並且積極推動國內的技術移轉工作,推動台灣第一個正式發表的白松露的開發及利用。