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Edible Mopane Worms

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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.

Edible Mopane Worms

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.

Mopani Worm MothThese 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).

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ALLERGY INFORMATION

If you are allergic to shellfish or crustaceans, you may also be allergic to insects.

Please also note: Products may be from manufacturing facilities that process milk, eggs and peanuts.

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Current meat production is unsustainable and the more insects people eat, the less meat they will consume. If we make edible insects a trend in North America and Europe, the rest of the world will follow. ×