Steroid Truffles

The idea of truffles either fascinates us or we simply can’t enjoy the sight or smell. It is interesting to think about steroid 5α-androst-16-en-3α-ol has a pronounced musk-like scent. The presence of this steroid has been demonstrated in truffles. This offers an explanation for the ability of pigs to detect truffles growing as deep as one meter under ground.

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