Health Benefits of Our Black Truffle Salt
We understand that it can be hard to decide to spend money on something to flavor your meals, especially if you’ve never had the pleasure of eating black truffles. Still, we want to focus on the health benefits, which might help you decide to take a chance on our delicious black truffle salt.
Black truffles have an amazingly impressive nutrient profile, so they’re high in vitamins and minerals. You will find that they contain fiber, protein, and carbs, as well as unsaturated and saturated fatty acids. They’ve also got plenty of micronutrients. These can include phosphorus, vitamin C, calcium, sodium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.
Truffles themselves have each of the nine amino acids that your body needs. However, you should remember that black truffle salt isn’t going to give you a full serving of the truffles. Therefore, you should remember to eat a balanced diet to provide you with all of the nutrients you will need.
Our black truffle salt contains a multitude of antioxidants, which are compounds that prevent damage to the cells through oxidation and will fight free radicals. Studies have actually shown that antioxidants are significantly important to your health and could help you lower your risk for chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Though it’s hard to tell exact amounts of antioxidants in black truffles, they do contain a variety of them. These include gallic acid, lycopene, homogentisic acid, vitamin C, and more.
Lycopene is a red carotenoid and antioxidant. It’s found in many fruits and vegetables. It’s also located in human blood and protects the DNA, proteins, and lipids from oxidative damage.
Gallic acid is also found in our black truffle salt, and it’s a natural antioxidant that can help lower bad cholesterol and more.
Vitamin C is well-known for having a variety of benefits. For one, it can keep your immune system healthy, which will prevent you from getting sick. Its antioxidant properties can help you lower your risk for certain chronic diseases. Plus, it can help you lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease, and so much more.
Because of their high antioxidant content, studies have shown that black truffles can help to reduce inflammation and kill cancer cells. Though the study used concentrated extracts, it is still a positive sign that eating truffles or black truffle salt will produce some of the same effects, even if not in such high amounts.
Black truffles tend to have antimicrobial properties, which can reduce the growth of particular bacterial strains within the body. One study showed that the extract from a black truffle inhibited the growth of Staph bacteria by about 66 percent. Likewise, another study showed that the same variety of truffle decreased the growth of Pseudomonas, which is often resistant to antibiotics and can be very damaging to your health.
Still, more research must be conducted to determine how well black truffles can reduce the risk of bacterial infection. Plus, no one is quite sure yet how many black truffles must be eaten to reap the benefits. That said, it won’t hurt you to use our black truffle salt, and it could just be helping to keep bacteria out of your body.
Inflammation is one way that your body defends itself against illness and infection. It’s part of the immune system. Though it has a role, significant swelling in the body for long periods could develop into a chronic disease. Research has suggested that black truffles in any form could relieve inflammation in the body and promote better immunity and health.
One specific study showed that the compounds in black truffles could work to block specific enzymes that are involved in the inflammatory process. Since free radicals can lead to inflammation and we’ve already shown how our black truffle salt can reduce the amount of free radicals in the body, this is more proof to add to the mix.