Huitlacoche aka Corn Fungus - Why Would You Eat That?





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Published on Sep 14, 2012

Since the time of the Aztecs, huitlacoche -- so-called Mexican truffles -- have been consumed in Mexico as a type of seasoning or filling in dishes like quesadillas and soups. Directly from infected cornfields, we bring you the culinary treasure, corn fungus or "smut". Find out why anyone would want to consume moldy corn that looks like it contracted elephantiasis in today's Why Would You Eat That?

QUESTION: How much would we have to pay you to try one? $500? $2,000?

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