Sal de Gusano Rojo – The original salt used to rim a glass of mezcal.
Gourmet Red Worm Salt
Introducing our exquisite “Sal de Gusano” Rojo – a culinary gem deeply rooted in the rich traditions of Mexican cuisine. Originating from the heart of Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique seasoning, also known as “worm salt,” carries a history as vibrant and flavorful as the region it hails from.
For centuries, indigenous communities in Oaxaca have embraced the art of infusing flavors, and “Sal de Gusano” Rojo is a testament to their culinary expertise. The name, which translates to “worm salt,” originates from the traditional process of harvesting larvae from the agave plant, roasting them to perfection, and then grinding them into a fine, flavorful powder. This powder is then blended with high-quality sea salt and an array of traditional Mexican spices, creating a seasoning that beautifully balances smokiness, umami, and a hint of spice.
Sal de Gusano Rojo has become a culinary treasure, celebrated in Mexico and worldwide. Its unique blend of flavors adds a touch of authenticity to various dishes, transforming ordinary meals into extraordinary culinary experiences. Whether you’re an adventurous home cook exploring global flavors or a professional chef seeking to elevate your creations, our Sal de Gusano Rojo is a must-have ingredient connecting you to Mexican gastronomy’s rich tapestry.
Experience the history and complexity of Mexican cuisine with every sprinkle. From enhancing the rim of your cocktail glass to elevating the flavors of grilled meats and vegetables, this “Sal de Gusano” Rojo is a culinary journey waiting to be explored, offering a taste of Oaxacan heritage in every dish.
Convenient, resealable air-tight stand-up pouch.
Package Size: 113 grams of Rojo Sal de Gusano.
Ingredients: Sea Salt, Chinicuil, Chile, and Calcium Carbonate.
The red maguey worms are known as chilocuiles, chinicuiles or tecoles, and are the larvae of the moth Hypopta agavis. These infest the core and roots of the maguey plant, often in a glutenous mass. Along with agave snout weevil larvae (mezcal worm), red maguey worms are one of the types of gusanos found in bottles of mezcal liquor, or worm in the bottom of the bottle, from the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
When fully mature, these caterpillars appear fleshy-red and can measure up to 65 mm (2.6 in). They are considered a highly nutritious delicacy in Mexican cuisine. One 100-gram serving contains over 650 calories, or the equivalent of two plates of rice. While they are sometimes eaten alive and raw, they are also considered delicious deep fried or braised, seasoned with salt, lime, and a spicy sauce, and served in a tortilla.