Ant: Another insect to eat!
The ant weaver builds its nest from leaves sewn together with the silk produced by their larvae. They are found in trees, on a perched height. Weaver ant colonies are founded by a female, the queen, who lays her first string of eggs on a leaf and protects them until they turn into mature workers. The workers will then build leaf nests. Colonies can be extremely large, consisting of over a hundred nests covering many trees and possibly containing over half a million workers. In 25 g sachets, Next-Food offers it to confirmed entomophagy enthusiasts and to those who are looking for discovery or a challenge.
The Ant, a food insect in salads or chocolate
It is a very popular dish in Southeast Asia. However, due to the difficulty of collecting which is limited to a few months of the year, they become as rare as they are valuable. As a result, consumption is reserved for specific times. Visit our site next-food.net and you can order edible weaver ants packaged in 25 g sachets!
The ant weaver is recognizable by its acidulous and slightly spicy taste, which makes it an excellent apero insect. They also go wonderfully with seasonal salads, while others prefer them for dessert, with chocolate.
Weaver Ants: The recipe
There is nothing better than insect recipes where the condiments are well dosed to reveal all their flavors. The verrines with weaver ants are one of them. It includes 60 g of ants, 4 Greek yoghurts, a cucumber, 3 teaspoons of cumin, mint, pepper and salt.
For the preparation, the diced cucumber and the yogurt are mixed in a salad bowl before adding the ants, the chopped mint and the cumin. Finish with seasoning with salt and pepper. For one hour, put the salad bowl covered with cling film in the refrigerator. Present the preparation in the verrines. Serve with a few decorative touches. Order edible weaver ants now on next-food.net!
Entomophagy: what about vitamins?
Like most edible insects, weaver ants are rich in nutrients. Thanks to the particularity of their diet, which is essentially made of leaves, they are very rich in vitamin C. The ant also has a considerable supply of calcium with a lipid content of less than 17%.
The edible ant also contains an interesting level of carbohydrates that are not found in meat. In short, they are an excellent supplementary food to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.