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World's Largest White Truffle Unearthed in Italy

The four-pound fungi was deemed the world's biggest white truffle, and may fetch a price of over $1 million at auction.

Sabatino Truffles president Piero Balestra in Italy with the record-breaking truffle.
Sabatino Truffles president Piero Balestra in Italy with the record-breaking truffle.
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Sabatino Truffles, which was founded in Italy in 1911, has discovered what may be the world's largest truffle to date. The 4.16-pound specimen is twice the size of the last known largest white truffle, which was revealed in 2010; it weighed just a little over two pounds.

Chinese buyers have already offered $1 million for Sabatino's massive mushroom. A press release notes that the company will auction the truffle off in New York City this week "and donate all of the proceeds to a charity of their choice."

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