Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First 2012 Sighting of Edible Ants

Ants for sale!
Colombia's famous edible ants, or hormigas culonas - literally big butt ants - have arrived in Bogotá again!

The ants are caught near the Venezuelan border, and are a food tradition inherited from indigenous people. Today, like many things, the ants are said to be aphrodisiac. I've never noticed that effect - just a very crunchy saltiness.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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