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2 pounds of truffles sold for $85,000 — here's the real reason they're so expensive

26 November 2018

How much would you pay for a fungus?

Last year, a set of white Alba truffles weighing just under two pounds sold for over 75,000 euros, or over $85,000. (The starting price of a 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class sedan is $89,900.)

Truffles were in short supply that year, but even during a more season some can cost $4,000 a pound.

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