Gusano de Maguey

Also Called: Mezcal Worms – Red Maguey Worms – Chinicuiles

 

Just about everyone has heard about “Eating the Worm” from a  tequila or mezcal bottle but myths and misinformation abound. Here’s a quick read that will give you a wealth of information on the heritage and current uses of the Chinicuiles and Meocuili gusanos.

Gusano de Maguey

Mezcal Worms are Now Available (Expensive!)

Chinicuiles are a delicacy in Mexico. They are now available in the USA. Expensive but worth the culinary experience.

Sal de Gusano is the Perfect Compliment

Sal de Gusano or “Worm Salt” is the traditional salt rimming mezcal shots. Add a lemon or lime slice depending upon personal taste.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Boba's Lewiston Maine
Bao Bao

Maine’s First

Edible Insect Dinner

When: July 9th
Lunch from 11:30 to 3:30
Dinner from 5:30 to 11:00

Where: Bao Bao Dumpling House
133 Spring Street in Portland, Maine

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ABOUT THE MAGUEY PLANT

Mayahuel, an Aztec goddess, was thought the source of the Maguey plant’s innumerable properties. She was associated with fertility and nourishment, and was described as having 400 children, who were usually depicted as rabbits…

ABOUT THE MAGUEY WORM

Of its most highly valued characteristics today is what it harbors within its roots: a large, jelly-like mass crawling with small red worms. The red maguey worm, referred to in Mexico as gusano rojos, gucano de maguey, or chinicuiles/tecoles is the…

ENTOSENSE IN THE NEWS

Entosense moves from a barn in Auburn to Lewiston’s Hill Mill as demand for edible bug products grows.

Entosense expands by moving to the Roy Hill Mill in Lewiston and grows to nine employees.

I Ate A Bug Button

Bill & Susan Broadbent: Entosense Edible Insects

Bill and Susan Broadbent discuss the health, environmental, and medicinal benefits of edible insects. Learn more at edibleinsects.com

Local company brings edible insects to Mainers

LEWISTON, Maine — A small business in Lewiston that sells edible insects is trying to shed the stigma and make bugs tasty.

Entomophagy: The Case For Eating Insects

The practice of eating bugs is quite common around the world, but still elicits skepticism — or disgust — here in our country. Yet most of us eat insects without realizing it. We’ll learn about why adding insects to our diet could be good for our health, and the health of our planet.

FUN FACT: There are two types of Maguey worms; red ones that live in the roots of the Agave plants called chilocuiles and white one’s that live on the leafs called meocuili.

The Hardest Bug to Eat is the First One!

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