Honde Valley Mopani Worms


Mopani Worms (Madora . Macimbi . Gonimbrasia Belin)

The Mopane Worm, the caterpillar of the Emperor Moth, is a nutritious traditional African delicacy handpicked in the wild Zimbabwean Bush. When harvested they are pinched at the tail end, squeezed like a tube of toothpaste and quickly flicked to remove the gut contents before being boiled in salted water then sun-dried. Nutritionally, they contain upwards of five times the amount of iron than beef and according to the Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) are also a great source of potassium, calcium, zinc and copper.


Cooking Instructions

Clean & soak the Mopani Worms in water until they are soft. Then cook thoroughly at high temperature before consumption. Do not store, consume immediately after cooking. Do not eat this raw. This product must be cooked before consumption.