Frozen Cuitlacoche - 2 lb bag
Item #: MZC102
Our Price: $40.00



Highly prized in Mexico and Asia, cuitlacoche (sometimes spelled 'huitlacoche') is a mushroom-like fungus that lives on corn, making the corn kernels swell up to 10 times their normal size. The ancient Aztecs are said to have prized cuitlacoche long before Europeans arrived in North America. It's smoky-sweet flavor has been characterized as similar to that of white mushrooms, but with the additional sweetness of corn.

Cuitlacoche is used in a variety of traditional Latin American dishes such as soups, sauces, with rice and as a filling for tortillas, but may also be used in any preparation where cooked mushrooms would be appropriate.


Canned cuitlacoche can be found in Mexican groceries, but the whole kernals of frozen cuitlacoche are far superior in flavor and texture.  If you desire a truly authentic Mexican dish, frozen cuitlacoche is without compare and is the next closest  thing to fresh.


Our frozen cuitlacoche is specially cultivated by our growing partner in Florida who produces some of the highest quality, traditionally grown cuitlacoche available.  This small farmer can only produce limited amounts of cuitlacoche each year, so stock up whenever frozen cuitlacoche is available and you'll be able to enjoy all of your traditional and modern favorites whenever you want them!


Product of USA


2 lb bag




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Cuitlacoche Quesadillas
Cuitlacoche, also spelled Huitlacoche, is a parasite that grows on corn, also known as corn smut. But don't let that deter you from trying it. People have been eating it since the time of the Aztecs.

Once cooked, it develops a sweet, savory, woody flavor, thanks to vanillin and glucose. It tastes almost like a cross between corn and mushrooms.
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Creamed Cuitlacoche Soup
Cuitlacoche is an epicurean wonder, an exquisite delicacy both nutty and earthy with a hint of fruity sweetness. This rich soup is a wonderfully savory experience when served with crackers or a baguette of crusty bread. Try it with a cheese board and some fresh fruit. While you're at it, pop the cork on something dry and red and see what happens.
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Cuitlacoche Rice
Cuitlacoche, also known as Huitlacoche, is a fungus that grows on ears of tender corn, making the kernels eventually swell and darken into a dense inky mass. Not a very appetizing description for a food that is both delicate and complex in flavor and absolutely addictive.

Because of the dark gray-black color of the cuitlacoche, this dish is also known as "black rice" or "arroz Negro". It's actually one of the easiest ways in which to get acquainted with cuitlacoche.
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