Waxworms are the larvae of the commercially bred - lesser wax moths (Achroia grisella). They contain a good source of protein and other nutrients. Fat content is a little high compared to other edible insect species, nevertheless they are an excellent all round bug to use in cooking or for snacking on.
Our wax worms are bred on commercial farms and raised on a mixture of cereal grain, bran and honey. We buy them fresh and they are processed immediately. They are boiled and then dehydrated to lock in nutrients. Following the dehydration process we season them with salt or other seasoning and pack them in cans with moisture and oxygen absorbers. This keeps them fresh for up to two years.
A single can contain 15 grams of dried waxworms. Individual waxworms weigh approximately 0.2 grams each after dehydration therefore one can will contain approximately 75 waxworms.
Ingredients: Waxworms, Salt. Net weight 15g, Gross Weight 28g
Shelf life: 2 years from date of manufacture.