Native Green Ants

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Warndu's Australian Native Green Tree Ants are freeze dried. 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.

To maintain Warndu taste we keep smaller quantities on hand of our Australian Natives, it takes us a little while to dry, roast or grind them to make. We aim to send all orders within ten days of receiving them.

Australia Wide

◎ We send by tracked standard Australia Post and offer Express Post.  With Express Post please be aware that we still require 3-10 days for packing from the time of order. This allows us to blend products and keep up with the volume of orders. Express post speeds up the AusPost delivery time. 

◎ We offer free delivery over $100 when you enter FREESHIP at checkout.

◎ Delivery cost is by weight i.e.

◦ $12 for a book, spices or teas 
◦ Up to $25 for a larger order

◎ Due to our hand blending and keeping products as fresh as possible, items may take 7-10 days to prepare, and then send from the Clare Valley. There has been delays due to border closures. We generally send items on Tuesdays. 

International Shipping and Currencies

◎ We ship worldwide and accept other currencies. 

◎ We send standard postage with Australia post prices range from $28 AUD - $100 AUD with a maximum of 5 kilos. 

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