Wild black ants (polyrhachis) have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, they are believed to help improve the immune system and reduce fatigue. They are also said to have many other health benefits. Black ants are also high in protein.
We source our ants from from trusted insect foragers in China. The black ants are cleaned, pressure cooked and then dehydrated to lock in nutrients. Following dehydration they are added to cans with moisture and oxygen absorbers. This keeps them fresh for a minimum of 12 months.
A single can contains 10 grams of Wild black ants. Each Black Ant weighs approximately 0.04 grams after dehydration.
Ingredients: Black Ants, Salt
Net Weight 10g, Gross Weight 18g, Shelf life: 1 year from date of manufacture.
Cooking instructions: Our black ants are ready to eat from the can. They have a slightly acidic taste so are ideal for use as sprinkles on top of salads.