Dried Caterpillar fungus

£10,000.00 / kg

Processing Type: Raw
Shelf Life: 10years
SUPPLY ABILITY 700 KG/ MONTH

Dried Caterpillar fungus

The caterpillar fungus, Ophiocordyceps sinensis, is the world’s most valuable parasite.

“This caterpillar will bury itself down a couple inches into the soil. Meanwhile it doesn’t know it, but this fungus is digesting it from within and then in the spring this … tissue erupts out the head.”

It may sound gross, but he says this pinky-sized mummified caterpillar is the most expensive fungi in the world.

Due to this trade, Himalayan caterpillar fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) has become one of the world’s most valuable biological commodities, providing a crucial source of income for hundreds of thousands of collectors.

Medicinal Uses
Some people believe the caterpillar fungus cures tuberculosis, coughing, anemia, and back and knee pains.
Some also believe that the fungus can also reduce stress.
Demand for traditional medicine ingredients is causing species declines globally.
Due to this trade, Himalayan caterpillar fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) has become one of the world’s most valuable biological commodities, providing a crucial source of income for hundreds of thousands of collectors.
The caterpillar fungus, Ophiocordyceps sinensis, is the world’s most valuable parasite. 
Caterpillar fungus is a hybrid of a fungus that kills and lives in caterpillars. It can sell for up to three times its weight in gold and can cost as much as about $63,000 per pound.
Some towns in the Himalayas rely on collecting and selling this fungus for a living. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Britt Bunyard, a professor at the University of Wisconsin and editor of Fungi Magazine, explains that this fungi (Cordyceps Sinensis) makes its living by getting inside a host insect and ultimately killing and consuming it.

“This caterpillar will bury itself down a couple inches into the soil.

It may sound gross, but he says this pinky-sized mummified caterpillar is the most expensive fungi in the world.