Hot Sauce Made With Ants & Termites

  • metta

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    Oct 02, 2015 3:35 PM GMT


    Tourists visiting Kumarakapay, in Venezuela's Gran Sabana region, can enjoy a special hot sauce, kumache, with their meals. Restaurant owner Kendall Donals describes the process of collecting and preparing the ants and termites that go into the sauce, a tradition of the local indigenous people, whose ancestors relied on the ants for sustenance.
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    Oct 02, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidHigh protein content?


    Yes. And some people think we are missing vital nutrients since we stopped eating insects and believe it or not.....small amounts of dirt.
  • Amira

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    Oct 02, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
    Very interesting. I still think it will be quite some time before more people are open to eating insects.
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    Oct 02, 2015 10:10 PM GMT
    Amira saidVery interesting. I still think it will be quite some time before more people are open to eating insects.



    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/06/eating-bugs-mainstream_n_7206362.html
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    Oct 02, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
    Radd said
    Amira saidVery interesting. I still think it will be quite some time before more people are open to eating insects.



    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/06/eating-bugs-mainstream_n_7206362.html


    Thanks for the read. icon_biggrin.gif There's no doubt the demand for insect products is growing. Just a matter of companies being able to market these products for what they are genuinely in an appetizing manner, versus hiding them in ingredients.

    I think ants would be my first choice. icon_surprised.gif
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    Oct 03, 2015 12:03 PM GMT
    "An Ohio University fact sheet estimates that we eat from one to two pounds of insects each year, and without knowing it."

    mouseloaf.jpgGross but true: A certain number of rodent hairs are allowed in the food you eat. (A whole mouse, however, is not.)

    http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/06/29/how_many_insect_parts_and_rodent_hairs_are_allowed_in_your_food.htm