TUBER UNCINATUM CHA
Scientists say that it is an ecotype of tuber aestivum, that is, a kind of summer truffle. The most knowledgeable truffles will tell you that it is actually a completely different truffle, it smells different, it tastes different and it comes out at different times of the year (although in many cases the seasons overlap) and they even come to be crossed with tuber aestivum giving rise to mid-summer mid-autumn truffles. But… what is the truth!
Controversy apart from the autumn truffle or tuber uncinatum, it is a truffle that must be given the importance it has.
Black on the outside like its summer and winter sisters but with much more marked warts, and different variations of brown on the inside.
Its aroma, much more intense than that of summer, more earthy like roasted coffee. Its flavor, very powerful.
It is born in limestone soils like the other truffles, in more mountainous regions that have more intense rainfall and in colder shady areas with greater water availability.
It is usually associated with pines or groans and its collection goes from September to November.
Its characteristics and its biological cycles are little known mainly due to the fact that there are very few studies on it.
Our quality guarantee is endorsed by the strict adherence to the laws and recommendations of traceability, service and environment which accompany us in the whole process of compilation, cleanliness of truffles and elaboration of our wonderful gourmet products.
Where are our truffles born?
In case of the winter black truffle (Tuber Melanosporum), our ones with which we work are a 100 % Spanish and, in particular, from Aragon area, main worldwide producer of this fungus. (If you want to know more on the topic, please click on here). 95 % of them is from plantations since the wild one is very scarce. We focus farmings with a Sustainable Quality management system.
The summer and autumn truffles have the same origin but wild in a 100 % and their compilation is accomplished by the same Sustainable Quality criteria.
How do we work with our truffles?
On the other hand, we have always realized well that we had to be a reference regarding sanitary regulation and current food safety policies, before our company setting up, adapting all our facilities to regulations.
Every truffle is cleaned individually by hand, with special brushes and cold water which is analysed periodically. Then, cleanliness process with ultrasounds is started before a naturally drying.
Truffles preserve in cold at between 1 to 4 Cº. They are just packed in the same moment to be sent.
How do we work the rest of our products?
Salt with truffle, truffle powder, dehydrated truffle, lyophilizate truffle, risotto with truffle and boletus, scented oil.
All of them are prepared with our own truffles and with the help of collaborating companies which take a chance on, as we do, the Guarantee of Sustainable Quality.
UNIVERSO TRUFA SC Sanitaries guarantees
These numbers, granted by the Competent Health Authority of the Government of Aragon and the Government of Spain, allow us to market truffles, mushrooms and any other packaged and bulk vegetable product, as well as the rest of our delicacies.
The Sanitary Registry is a guarantee of food quality throughout the world.
We carry the traceability of each of the truffles and elaborates that enter and leave our facilities. Each shipment has a unique batch number, with which we can find out the origin, collector and the time of collection of the truffles.
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