Price 4,95 €
Wild Black Ants are a traditional edible insect species in China, being used as a functional ingredient in various tonics and health foods.
They are rich in nutrients and have various healthcare functions including regulating the immune system, anti-fatigue, and anti-aging. They are also rich in nutrients such as protein, vitamin E, essential amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, and minerals.
Reserves of formic acid within their bodies (which, when threatened, they eject against enemies) means the Wild Black Ant has a very acidic taste.
So with that in mind how about celery sticks with goats cheese topping & wild black ant sprinklings, insect caviare canapés, zingy salads or a Pimms with a difference! Or try the Chinese classic – deep fry 50 grams of Wild Black Ants in oil until they become crisp, then repeat with 300 grams of pine nuts. Now toss the ants back in with the pine nuts, add some salt, sugar and enjoy.
WARNING! Insects may cause an allergic reaction to those who are allergic to, for example, dust mites or shrimp. Food allergens are proteins. Sensitization to insect proteins is possible, just like to any other food proteins. The proteins that insects contain are similar to the proteins of e.g. crustaceans and mollusks. Thus persons who are allergic to prawns, for example, may have an allergic reaction from insect food.
OBS! Man kan vara allergisk mot insektmat. Matallergenerna är proteiner. Man kan bli allergisk mot insektproteiner på samma sätt som mot andra proteiner i maten. Proteinerna i insekter är jämförbara med proteinerna i t.ex. skaldjur och blötdjur. Därför kan en person som är allergisk mot t.ex. räkor få en allergisk reaktion av insektmat.