WATCH: Mopani worms are the future of food

WATCH: Mopani worms are the future of food

Meet the woman trying to change the way South Africans eat.


Mopani worms are a favourite cultural dish to some in South Africa - and Phuti Kabasa is trying to make it more popular.

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Phuti is a mother of four girls and the owner of a thriving small business that offers sustainable protein alternatives.

In order to achieve her dream, Phuti started a business called, Mopani Queens, and set about selling dried Mopani worms as a delicacy.

When speaking about how she prepares the worms, Phuti said: “That’s why I was inspired to actually flavour them. I played around with a lot of spices until we got a winning formula that works. Traditionally Mopani worms are a lot cheaper than your other protein sources. They are cheaper to buy, they’re cheaper to store, you don’t need to put them in the freezer.”

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Phuti is determined to make ethically-sourced Mopani worms the next big protein substitute in South Africa.

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