Rare huitlacoche is a tasty fungus that grows on corn

07/16/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Huitlacoche, considered a delicacy in Mexico, is a kind of mushroom that grows on corn plants only during certain warm and wet conditions. Though it is creamy and sweet, with earthy overtones, it has not caught on in the U.S., where farmers call it "corn smut" and work to keep it off their crops.

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