The red maguey worm, referred to in Mexico as gusano rojos, gucano de maguey or chinicuiles/tecoles.
The worms are considered a delicacy in areas of Mexico, where they are either eaten alive or roasted and served in a bowl accompanied by a tortilla, guacamole or a similar sauce and lime. The worm’s flesh is soft and the flavor truly uniquely sweet, unrelatable to any commonly consumed food.
Today red maguey worms are served in numerous restaurants across Mexico, Central America, and soon, the United States.
12 Pieces, 250 Pieces
About Culinary Grade Insects
Culinary grade insects are not perfect. This is because the look of the insect is not as important as the flavor when using as food. The look of the insect is more important for Ornamental or Specimen grade. Culinary grade insects are the complete insect but they may be broken and in pieces.
Grade A Culinary quality insects are mostly whole and easily identifiable.