Truffles are among the world's most valuable and prized fungi. The following two reports take a closer look at the truffle oil and oyster mushroom markets, revealing where they are at and where they are headed.
A member of the Ascomycete family, truffles are a type of fungus that are commonly used in culinary dishes. In fact, the world-renowned French chef Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarian refers to truffles as "the diamond of the kitchen," which is an appropriate title given its characteristics. Truffles are often said to have a musky aroma with a strong earthy flavor. As such, they are often used as an ingredient in high-end dishes.
Of course, there are several different types of truffles, each of which has its own unique characteristics. Some of the most common types of truffles include black truffles, burgundy truffles, white truffles and whitish truffles. In 1999, a 2-pound, 14-ounce white truffle was discovered in Croatia. At the time, this was the world's largest truffle ever discovered, for which it received recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records. Here's another fun fact about truffles: a massive white truffle recently sold for more than $61,000 at a Sotheby's auction.
The Global Truffle Oil Market by Manuf… Forecast to 2022 report by The Market Reports is a comprehensive study of the global truffle oil market. Within this report, you'll find key data on the truffle oil market, including its classifications, definitions, trends, industry chain structure, cost, price, revenue, market drivers, challenges and more.
Some of the key truffle oil vendors profiled in this report include Urbani, Marcel Plantin, Truffle Hunter, Sabatino Tartufi, AROTZ, Monini, La truffe du Ventoux, Conservas Ferrer, Savitar, Gazzarrini and Tartufi.
The Global Oyster Mushroom Sales Market 2017 report by The Market Reports is a professional analysis of the global oyster mushroom sales market. Not to be confused with truffles, oyster mushrooms are another prized fungus used in culinary applications. In fact, they are one of the world's most frequently consumed mushrooms. Oyster mushrooms have smooth and elongated spores. Another characteristic feature of oyster mushrooms is the presence of decurrent gills.
Oyster mushrooms generally have a similar appearance to other common mushrooms. Unlike other edible mushrooms, however, they are typically torn up instead of sliced when used for culinary purposes. Additionally, oyster mushrooms have a tougher consistency than many other types of fungi.
This report segments the global oyster mushroom market by several criteria. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into grey oyster mushrooms and white oyster mushrooms. On the basis of end-user application, the market is segmented into food, medical and other. Each segment is thoroughly scrutinized in great detail.