Fake Food: Isotopic Analysis Helps Identify Fraudulent Truffles
Tuber magnatum or "European white truffles" can be the most expensive food on earth per kilogramme (Photo: Evan Sung).
Up to 200,000 euros a kilogramme – no wonder white truffles tempt fraudsters. These mushrooms are tasty, nutritious and very rare – a combination that arguably makes them the most expensive food in the world by weight.
This article by our Advisory Board partner IAEA, featuring work from the Josef Stefan Institute, explores the use of Isotopic Analysis to detect fraud in truffles. Read it here.