Sale de Gusano is a traditional Oaxacan spice made from sea salt, toasted and ground agave worms and chile costeño. A distinct Oaxacan flavor to accompany your Mezcal, Tequila or Michelada, on fruits and salads, or in signature Mexican dishes. Delicious as a smokey rim to your cocktail glass too!
Gusano de Maguey (agave worm) is a food that dates back to the pre-Hispanic era and was known as Chinicuil.
Gusanos de Maguey (Agave Worms) are only prevalent in agave seasonally …They can be found between the months of August and September. Agave worms, Chinicuil, which were highly prized by the natives are found in the leaves of the agave, agave pulque. At birth, the gusanos feed on the leaves and juicy hearts of the agave, there they live off of pure agave until they reach maturity. After reaching adulthood, the gusano is carefully selected and extracted. The gusano is then dried, toasted and carefully ground with hand harvested Oaxacan sea salt and dried Oaxacan chilies.