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Phuti Kabasa
Phuti-Kabasa Mopani Queens


Entosense is proud to introduce MOPANI QUEENS products to the North American market.

Phuti Kabasa is a South African entrepreneur that took a traditional food and made it into a business.

Mopani worms are a common edible insect in areas of southern Africa including South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.

Phuti realized that people enjoy snacking on this high-protein food but don’t have time to prepare it for themselves. So, Phuti started her business “Mopani Queens” by offering three flavors of Mopani worms packaged in snack bags and plain salted Mopani worms for stewing.

Enjoy this adventurous food as a snack or an ingredient in your next meal. An exotic meal you’ll never forget!

Chutney Mopani Worms Snack
Peri Peri Mopani Worms Snack
Barbeque Mopani Worms Snack
Salted Mopani Worms Snack

Chutney flavored Mopani Bites: A sweet taste with chunks of peaches.

Peri-Peri flavoured Mopani Bites: perfectly spiced with South Africa’s favourite birds eye chilli.

Barbeque flavoured Mopani Bites: tastes like a happy braai day.

Salted Mopani Bites: Traditional Salted for stewing or relish.


Common Name: Mopane Worm or Mopani Worm
Scientific Name: Gonimbrasia Belina

This finger food, popular in  Africa, is a crispy snack with a unique taste.

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).

Mopani Caterpillar
Mopani Moth - Gonimbrasia Belina