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How are truffles hunted

If you ever wondered how are truffles hunted, we give you a quick insight into the matter.

While in the past female pigs were mostly used in truffle hunting, today dogs are widely considered as best in business. Pigs have an excellent scent and are therefore perfect for smelling a truffle, mostly because they contain androstenol, a sex hormone found in the saliva of male pigs. However, there are numerous downsides in using a pig as a truffle hunter. It is here that the man’s best friend comes into the scene.