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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