Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Why do Pigs love looking for truffles?

Pigs and dogs used by truffle hunters can get very excited when they are close to making a find. Their behaviour may best be described as animated. Or possibly even frantic. So why so truffles get them so worked up?

Italian scientists may have found the answer. Tthe black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) contains a “bliss molecule” similar to the substance that gives cannabis its psychoactive properties.

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