World's Largest White Truffle Sells for $61,250!

   |  Updated: December 08, 2014 14:01 IST

World's Largest White Truffle Sells for $61,250!
Record 4.16-pound truffle sells for $61,250 in NYC

A record-setting 4.16-pound (1.89-kilogram) white truffle has sold for $61,250 at a New York City auction. Sotheby's says the fungus was sold to a food and wine lover from Taiwan bidding by phone.

The truffle was found last week in Umbria, Italy, by Sabatino Truffles. The firm had said it turned down million-dollar offers from buyers in China. Instead, it chose to auction the truffle in New York to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels and the Children's Glaucoma Foundation.

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Sabatino Truffles spokeswoman Jane Walsh had said the truffle was slightly smaller than an American football. She says the average white truffle that's unearthed is about the size of a walnut.
Sotheby's says the previous largest white truffle ever found was 2.5 pounds (1.13 kilograms).

CommentsImage Credit: AP Photo/Sotheby's Auction House, File

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