In Mexico, huitlacoche is mostly consumed fresh and can be purchased at restaurants or street or farmer's markets throughout the country and, to a much lesser extent, can also be purchased as a canned good in some markets and via the internet. Farmers in the countryside have been known to spread the spores around intentionally to create more of the fungus.What are the nutritional benefits of huitlacoche?
Nutritional benefits The fungus causes metabolic changes in the corn plant, meaning that huitlacoche has very different nutritional properties to corn. It has a lot more protein and also contains an amino acid called lysine. Lysine is an essential amino acid, which means that our bodies can't produce it and have to get it from our diet.