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Curiosities, myths and mysteries
Egyptians, Greeks and Romans already knew about truffles, granting them aphrodisiac powers:
The philosopher Aristotle said that it was “a fruit consecrated to Aphrodite”, and the Roman physician Galen, warned that the abuse in its consumption could lead to voluptuousness.
Pope Gregory IV ate truffles to increase his strength in the battles against the Saracens.
Muhammad, said that the truffles came from the MANN (that is, they came from Allah and not from the seed nor the work).
During the French Revolution Napoleon and the Marquis de Sade used them as a sexual stimulant.
In addition, Louis XV‘s mistress, Madame de Pompadour, afraid of being unable to keep up to the king’s lovemaking demands, used it her to warm her blood.