Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Giant Toasted Ants

These are the largest species of Ant to be found anywhere in the world.

Hormigas Culonas are harvested in the Colombian Amazon by the Guane Indians, during the short rainy season between March and June. They are then toasted in a mud pot over an open fire by the Indians.

The Guane Indians believe that these Ants have youth giving and Aphrodisiac properties and they are often served as fertility giving marriage food during nuptial ceremonies. Hormigas Culonas taste similar to crisply fried bacon with an earthy taste, and make the perfect alternative party snack instead of nuts or olives!

Mmmm, bacony.

Someday, we might all be eating bugs.

via The World's Best Ever

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