The 10 most exotic foods in Mexico

In Mexico we eat everything and with great pleasure, but what are our most exotic foods? That depends on where you are or where you come from, because it can be very strange for a German to eat ant eggs, but for a Hidalgo, it is very normal.

The list of the most exotic foods in Mexico

Raccoon meat



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It is consumed in the municipality of Tenosique, in Tabasco. They love the garlic mojo. Their meat prepared in this way is firm and crisp.

Marrow and marrow



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How about eating pork or beef bone marrow? The truth is that they are delicious and, especially the second, has been gastronomically revalued in many fine dinnings. You can eat it all over Mexico, in little soups, soups, esquites or directly from the source.

Iguana



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If you have been to the beaches of Guerrero or Oaxaca, surely you have met beautiful ladies who carry a large basket with their heads and offer loudly the tamale of iguana, but waters! Because its consumption is so widespread that it is in danger of extinction.

Flat



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Yes, believe it or not, in Zacatecas they eat these rodents and even they have a festival to boost their consumption. But don’t be scared, they are rats specially bred to serve as food.

Escamoles

Gallery: 10 products derived from the maguey that can be consumed (Delirious Cuisine)

They say that Mexicans are children of the maguey, since it is a plant that not only helps us nourish ourselves due to the wide variety of derived products.  It is also an essential element for the subsistence of pollinators such as bees, bats and hummingbirds.  Today we are going to reveal 7 uses of the maguey:



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And since we mentioned them, let’s start with them. Are the ants eggs that are collected in different states of the Mexican Republic in an artisanal way.

The collectors use metal mesh racks, with open holes, to strain the earth, later they deposit them in canvas-type sacks so that they do not break.

If you want to know the reason for its high price, find out here.

Chapulines



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These coleopterans are consumed mainly in the state of Oaxaca and in the south of the country. They can be prepared in different stews but generally they are only consumed fried, with salt and other spices. How about some taquitos?

Chicatan ants



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This kind of giant ant It is eaten in some towns in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Veracruz. The most common is that they add them to the molcajete sauces … so in one of those, you already ate them and you didn’t even know it.

Worms



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Chinicuiles. // Photo: Alejandro Linares García for Wikimedia Commons.

And continuing with our love of insects, now we go for the maguey worms, ranging from the one that rests at the bottom of some bottles of mezcal, to the chinicuiles, red and crunchy, prepared on the comal or in a sauce. You get them all over Mexico.

Huitlacoche






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What in other countries they discard, we Mexicans enjoy with enthusiasm. East fungus that grows on corn It is a delicacy that you can enjoy in quesadillas, sauces of dishes or soups.

Organ meats in general






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In Mexico we do not waste anything. And we make real delicacies with the organs found in the cavities of almost all animals that we consume.

Belly, heart, kidneys, lungs, gizzards, guts, liver, brains, head, eyes and tongue are part of different delicacies that we eat in countless preparations.

Did you fancy them? We invite you to open your mind and palate to new and different sensations, as long as the consumption of these foods is safe for you, the species and their producers. If so, what are you waiting to enjoy them?

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