Its other name, the horn of plenty, perfectly reflects the abundant and delicious character of this fungus.
It has a fine texture, developing fruity aromas and a delicious "umami" flavour.
The black trumpet offers up an interesting balance between a sweet taste, linked to a particularly high glucose content in comparison to other fungi. This fungus also has a pronounced "umami" flavour, as a result of its high levels of amino acids and nucleotides responsible for this flavour. Like the other species of the Cantharellacaeae group (chanterelles, yellow foot, etc.), it develops very characteristic fruity aromas, with clear notes of citrus (lemon, orange, mandarin), as well as apricot, plum and pear.
More spicy and sweet notes like honey can also be found, as well as notes that reflect its wild character: aromatic notes of pine undergrowth or holm oak.