Ant Sauce, Delicious! (Colombia)
A big pot of “Culonas” ants
During the April-June season, thousands of Colombian farmers collect giant ants, named ulonas, cook them and sell them as a traditional exotic dish. The ants are roasted in big bowls, bagged and shipped to stores around the country.
Some people eat the roasted ants, known as Culonas, as snacks, while others use them to make a special sauce that goes great with potato chips.
A typical dish in ant sauce is seen in the restaurant Color de Hormiga in Barichara.
A woman displays a pack of “Culonas” ants in her store in San Gil.