The truffle market, “Al-Faq’a”, has returned in Saudi Arabia with high sales in many regions of Saudi Arabia, especially the northern borders. The truffle plant or “truffle” attracts people in the Arabian Peninsula, especially citizens in Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf countries, to this fruit that grows in the desert and is called in heritage books “Bint Al-Raad”.
The appearance of the truffle
The markets of “truffles” in the northern border region are witnessing a remarkable turnout these days, with the signs of spring and it appeared early this year in the deserts of the region. There are many types of truffles available in the markets, which is considered one of the most delicious and valuable types of desert fungi. Truffles grow in the form of a potato tuber in the deserts. Near a type of desert plant, close to the roots of huge trees such as oak trees, and its shape is spherical, fleshy, loose and regular, and its surface is smooth or tuberous, and its color varies from white to black, and it is in sizes that vary and vary, and some of them may be so small that they are the size of a nut, or grow up to reach The size of an orange.
Price Variation: With varying prices
Truffle seller Fawaz Al-Aslami told Al-Arabiya.net that there is a great demand for truffles or truffles during this season, and the price of a box may reach 3,000 riyals.--
Specialists said that the season is still in its infancy, and a kilo starts from 250 riyals to 600, depending on the size of each truffle, and larger quantities are expected during the month of February. On the other hand, it is expected that the truffle markets in Arar, Rafha, Turaif, Al-Aweqila and its affiliated villages will witness an active movement during the next few weeks.-
Types of mushrooms
It is noteworthy that the search for truffles takes place in the second half of January of each year for sites where it rains, and they have special specifications.
The presence of truffles is inferred by the presence of a plant called al-Raqqa, which is around it with small trees. The truffle causes swelling in the ground, as evidenced by the researchers. Some people believe that truffles come out abundantly in the seasons when lightning and thunder abound, and it is rare and grows alone and is difficult to cultivate.