Edible Mopane Worms
Also know as the edible mopani worm.
Sceintific Name: Gonimbrasia Belina
This finger food from Zambia is a crispy snack with a unique taste that many people enjoy.
The mopane worm is actually a caterpillar. It is common throughout southern Africa.
Mopane worms are high in protein and iron – around 3x as much protein and 4x as much iron as in beef. The Food and Agricultural Organization says that mopane worms are also a good source of potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper and B vitamins.
These mopane worms have been dried to a nice “chip-like” crunch.
While a bit pricey, keep in mind this is a new food for North America and as with most new products, our price and yours will decrease as demand increases. For bulk orders, contact us for current prices and quantities available.
The mopane worm gets it name from the mopane tree that is a primary food source although it does live in other trees including mango trees.
The adult is an Emperor Moth (Gonimbrasia Belina).