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CORN SMUT HUITLACOCHE (click image to view)

 
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Product: Fresh Corn Smut Huitlacoche | Seasonal Item

$9.99-pound | ($0.64/oz) | SAVE 25% Now!

(discount valid thru May, 27,2018)
Reg.$23.00 lb

There is approximately 8 oz wt. per bunch | 2 bunches per pound.

MOQ: 11 lb 

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About the Product

Corn Smut or Huitlacoche Mushroom is known as the Aztec caviar or Mexican truffle, the huitlacoche is a maize mushroom that appears on ears of corn after a heavy rain or period of high moisture.

  • Availability All Year | Seasonal Item
  • Hand-selected, Hand-picked
  • Vegan, Gluten free, All Natural
  • FDA Certified
  • High Vacuum Packing or Shrink Film
  • Product of Mexico

Packing Details

Vacuum packing is a method of packaging that removes air from the package prior to sealing. Shrink film is sometimes used to have a tight fit to the contents. Vacuum packing reduces atmospheric oxygen, limiting the growth of aerobic bacteria or fungi, and preventing the evaporation of volatile components. 

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Description


FRESH CORN SMUT HUITLACOCHE 

Corn Smut Huitlacoche pronounced whee-tla-KO-cheh, huitlacoche is also known as corn mushroom, corn smut or Mexican truffle. It is a fungus, which randomly grows on organic corn (not sprayed with any fungicide). It is rare, as it develops on the corn ears as they ripen after the rainy season or an errant rainstorm. Huitlacoche will consume the corn kernels and push itself out through the corn shucks, easily visible in a cornfield.

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The Mexican Corn Truffle is good Medicine.

Bodybuilders pound lysine when they want to build muscle and estheticians recommend it to keep skin looking young. Corn has virtually no lysine; corn smut huitlacoche is loaded with it. It also is packed with more beta-glucans — the soluble fiber that gives oatmeal its well-known cholesterol-cutting power — than, well, oatmeal.

Benefits

Recent studies have discovered many nutritional benefits to Corn Smut Huitlacoche.  In fact, the parasitic fungus makes the corn healthier than corn eaten alone.  When a plant becomes infected, the ensuing physiological process introduces new beneficial nutrients that would normally not be present.  For example, corn smut contains high quantities of lysine, an essential amino acid that is lacking in corn, but when lysine from corn smut is combined with corn’s natural amino acids, together they form a high-quality protein as complete as any meat.  Corn smut also contains high levels of other vitamins, acids, and other proteins not found in normal corn.

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Aztecs Caviar

In addition to consuming corn smut as a food, Aztecs and tribes in the American Southwest traditionally used Corn Smut Huitlacoche for medicinal purposes. Believing it was a symbol of the creation of life, they used it to induce labor and relieve pain.

Believing it was a symbol of the creation of life

Exports

Chefs, foodies, and other interested consumers in the US have begun to discover Huitlacoche for themselves.  Select farmers have started to intentionally infect crops with the fungus, selling the “smutted” corn at a higher price than normal ears of corn.  Efforts have also been made to rebrand the product as “Mexican truffles” in order to overcome the existing unappetizing stigma.  In the future, the fungus could even be synthesized and produced as a health food and protein supplement.

The existing Unappetizing Stigma

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Huitlacoche and Pepper Jack Quesadillas



Packing Details

Vacuum packing is a method of packaging that removes air from the package prior to sealing. Shrink film is sometimes used to have a tight fit to the contents. Vacuum packing reduces atmospheric oxygen, limiting the growth of aerobic bacteria or fungi, and preventing the evaporation of volatile components.

  • Unit Type: Piece
  • Carton Box
  • Package Weight: 4 lbs
  • Package Size: 13.11in x 12.67in x 3.93in

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 13.11 x 12.67 x 3.93 in
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1 review for CORN SMUT HUITLACOCHE (click image to view)

  1. freshproducegroupp@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Eating Smut? Are You Crazy? OK, I admit that I have never eaten corn smut, which is a delicacy in Mexican cuisine (called huitlacoche). It apparently has a mushroom-like taste (not surprising as it is a basidiomycete fungus, just like the mushroom), and can be used as a filling for tamales and tacos. Another benefit to eating huitlacoche is its high protein content!

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