Cheese with black truffle is enhanced by the use of chemicals to improve the overall taste of the product. In fact black truffles produce anandamide, a bliss receptor a natural chemical similar to marijuana’s active compound, tetrahydrocannabinol referred to as THC.
Researchers also note that many animals involved in truffle spore dispersal possess cannabinoid receptors, supporting their theory that anandamides have a role in attracting truffle eaters. Three compounds that strongly resemble anandamide were also found in dark chocolate.
A recent study estimated that these tuber’s are molecularly dated towards the end of the Jurassic period, nearly 156 million years ago. By contrast, cannabis is believed to date back to only 76-107 million years ago so truffles reign.
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