WEST COAST UPDATE 6-13-2024

HUITLACOCHE (CORN SMUT)

    Huitlacoche is a prized food in Central America where it is used in soups, enchiladas, tortillas, and many other dishes. This fungus can occur naturally, but stalks of corn can also be injected to produce the fungus, The taste has been described by different people as being mushroom-like, sweet, savory, woody, earthy, smoky corn-like, or inky.  Huitlacoche, or corn smut, is an underutilized food. High content of lysine and linoleic acid make it a functional food candidate. Nutritionally it is comparable to edible mushrooms and truffles. The number one way in which Huitlacoche is prepared in Mexico is in the famous Huitlacoche Quesadillas.  Nevertheless, Huitlacoche can be used in many types of dishes, like soups, tamales, tacos, crepes, lasagnas, and raviolis. Huitlacoche is grown in the USA sold in two-pound frozen packages and is now in the market.

 

Whats Hot

HUITLACOCHE
CACTUS PEARS
PURPLE BROCOLINI
BABY ROUND CARROTS
BABY CORN

Whats Not

RED FRESNO
FAVA BEANS
RHUBARB
BLACK KALE
WHITE ACORN SQUASH