Approx. 30 bamboo worms per pouch
Bamboo worms (non mai phai) are the larvae of the bamboo borer moth, which is common in many parts of southern Asia. Commonly found in bamboo groves, they are popular food in China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Bamboo worms are high in protein (about 26% of their weight).
These bamboo worms have been harvested wild from bamboo trees in northern Thailand. They exclusively eat the cores of bamboo trees. They are then cleaned, cooked in a pressure cooker, and then dehydrated. They are processed & packaged in a modern, FDA registered facility that is certified by the Thailand Food & Drug Administration.
Bamboo worms can be eaten right out of the bag as a healthy snack – their texture is actually reminiscent of puffed-corn snacks.
Insects may be the food of the future. They’re nutritious, easy to farm, and use much fewer resources than conventional sources of protein like beef or soy.
Note: If you are allergic to shellfish, you might also be allergic to these close cousins.
Store bamboo worms in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
RECIPES & TIPS
Bamboo worms are ready to eat right out of the bag as a healthy snack. Some people have used them as a pizza topping!