Warndu's Australian Native Green Tree Ants are freeze dried. Green Ants (Gulguk) are tiny but mighty, packing a citrus punch – think lime with a hint of coriander seed – and a popping-candy-like effect when they hit your tongue. The acid in their little ends cuts through the fat in the cheese.
The Green Ants are wild caught, hand-sorted to remove leaf nest debris and silk, frozen and then freeze dried. The freeze-dried ants have a unique citrusy, tangy and slightly spicy flavour and are highly nutritious, containing ~% 50 crude protein.
Green Ants are found in tropical Australia. They are harvested and sourced ethically. They have a unique coriander seed and lemon flavouring which when added as a seasoning or garnish adds not just a pop of flavour but also leads to a great conversation too!
Green Tree Ants are high in protein, vitamin C, iron and amino acids. They also contain zinc, magnesium, and outstanding levels of vitamin B12. They are most certainly raised in an ethical and humane environment by experienced edible insect breeders.
Freeze-dried Green Tree Ants are easily rehydrated in warm water and quickly regain a similar appearance to freshly caught ants. The freeze-drying process removes ~ 98% of the water content of the ants and is ideal for retaining their flavour, nutritional content, and shape.
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◎ Common Name: Green Ants
◎ Scientific or Latin Name: Oecophylla smaragdina
◎ Comparison: Coriander seed and lemon
◎ Seasonality: All year dried
◎ Region: Rainforest
◎ Taste profile: Citrus
◎ Shelf Life: 12 months
◎ Serving Size: 25g freeze-dried = 100g fresh, 50g freeze-dried = 200g fresh.
Green Tree ants are taking the culinary world by storm with their incomparably bold and distinctive citrusy-sherbet-bomb taste.
◎ Use: Add to tea blends, dukkah, as a garnish on salads, chocolate, jams, gins, marmalade.
Fun fact - Warndu's founder Damien Coulthard Green ant artwork was used in a collaboration with Woodside cheeses. Create your own anthill cheese by adding green ants to your goats cheese.
Warndu means good in the Adnyamathanha language. Our mission is to REGENERATE culture, community, tradition, health and our soils. Every product we make includes one or more Australian Native ingredients.
Our products are all made in Australia from 100% locally sourced, seasonal and wild harvested produce.
In our efforts to be zero waste and plastic free, and with the changes to recycling in Australia, we will be phasing out all bags that you purchase. For now you may receive your spices, teas and home products in either black, white or clear plastic, and once that is all gone our amazing new compostable plant-based packaging will be what you will receive products in.
Thanks for your patience and understanding whilst we endeavour to tread lightly on your yarta.