Black truffle is actually the succulent flesh of an ascomycete organism, primarily one of the so-called 'subterranean' species of Tuberculinum. The name comes from the blackish color of this species. There are over a dozen genera of this genus of fungi including Geopora and Peziza which make up the more common black truffles found in Italy. There are a few others such as Leucangium and Leukomyces that also produce black truffles and are only found in certain parts of the world.
A truffle, however, is not necessarily an 'ascomycete', or subterranean, fungus and some of these fungi have evolved to a fully mature state beneath the earth's surface. The black truffle is a member of this third, 'basiliferous', a subgroup of fungi. This group of fungi evolved about 500 million years ago and was named after the Mediterranean region where it was first found. It had already been recognized as a member of Tuberculinum when it was collected in the caves of Southern France in the 15th century. As it spread across Europe it took on a different name of 'black truffle' but this was soon changed by the discovery of other kinds of this fungus that also grew under the same conditions in caves in Northern Africa.
As with most other fungi, the Ascomycota has its roots in a thin layer of dead plant material known as 'necrotic tissue'. Necrotic tissue contains a protein called 'necrosis', which allows the fungus to feed. As this protein is constantly being broken down by other micro-organisms, the black truffle can continue to feed for a long time without being replaced.
The fungi from Northern and Central Europe grow in moist, dark places such as underground cavities and cracks in rock. However, the fungi from Southern Europe are found in dark and damp areas, such as damp caves and damp soil. The black truffle grows best under rocks that have already dried out or are still damp from water seeping through cracks in the stone. This dry and damp environment is ideal for these fungi as they do not need a large amount of moisture to thrive and flourish.
This group of fungi contains two main types of ascomyosis as well as there are other variations such as Leuconostoc and Leuconidomycosis. Ascomycota can infect a human host but the symptoms are not life-threatening and are usually very mild. Leuconostoc, on the other hand, can be fatal in extremely rare cases and can affect the liver.
Leuconostoc is a type of fungus that attacks the skin and scalp to Leuconidomyc cannot enter the skin. In this latter type of ascomycosis the fungus invades the scalp. The symptoms are the same as those of Leuconostoc but it causes hair loss. Leuconidomyc infections are also associated with diabetes, as it often affects the liver or pancreas.
Leuconodeficiasis is another type of ascomycosis, which is caused by Ascomycota as well as Leuconoscopycata, another type of this fungus. Ascomycotic infection is not common in humans although Leuconoscopycosis can invade the skin its symptoms are far less serious than the latter. Leuconoscopycata is more common than Ascomycotic infection in humans and can infect almost any part of the body. It affects the skin but does not affect any internal organs.
Ascomycosis is also called adenomyosis. It is a type of ascomycytosis that is caused by Leuconostoc and Leuconomycota.
Leuconostoc or Leuconoscopycata is a form of ascomycosis. Although it is considered to be very harmless, it is not at all easy to treat. In some cases, even antibiotics cannot completely kill them off as they also cause other symptoms like fever.
Although these ascomycosis fungi are very resistant to most forms of treatment, there are medications available for killing them. Some of these medications include aminophylline, thioglycolate, and trichothecene.
Using black truffle sea salt for your health and well-being can be a very good thing for you. However, it is important to keep in mind that this fungus must not be mixed with any other type of fungus as mixing them can result in severe side effects. Also, do not take truffle salt with any other medicine you are taking such as it will actually cause you to be more susceptible to these other forms of fungi.