Green Tree Ants Freeze Dried

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Freeze Dried Green Tree Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina)

  • 10gm freeze dried = 40gm fresh
  • 25gm freeze dried = 100 gm fresh
  • 50gm freeze dried = 200gm fresh
  • 100gm freeze dried = 400gm fresh

Green Tree ants are taking the culinary world by storm with their incomparably bold and distinctive  citrusy-sherbet-bomb taste.

Add to chocolate, dukkah, jams, gins, marmalade - let your imagination run wild


Green Ant trifleGondwana trifle, inspired by the ancient rainforest next door to Beechmont Estate in Queensland's Scenic Rim

Bush lemon and mandarin jelly, Victoria sponge, sweet creme fraiche, citrus custard, finger lime, lemon myrtle and green ants.














Green Tree Ants are wild caught (easier than it sounds!), 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.

The freeze-drying process removes ~ 98% of the water content of the ants and is ideal for retaining their flavour, nutritional content, and shape. 

Freeze-dried Green Tree Ants are easily rehydrated in warm water and quickly regain a similar appearance to freshly caught ants.

Green Tree Ants

Green Tree Ants construct their homes high up in trees of northern Australia. They create nesting chambers from leaves which are pulled together through the cooperation of many worker ants.

They are quite aggressive to perceived threats and have a fierce painful bite. To add to the pain, they squirt acid from their abdomen into the bite site.

Typically a Green Tree Ant nest comprises a mixture of a large queen, adult workers and immature larvae (workers and sometimes alates) which are white.

There is no way of separating them in the processing. 

There are also occasionally small pea sized clumps of white eggs present.


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  • 4
    Freeze dried green ants

    Posted by Loc on 21st Oct 2022

    Green ants loose it’s flavour compare to frozen

  • 5

    Posted by Josh Sams on 20th Oct 2022

    Bought the 10g pack for some novelty drinks. Was very impressed, they look great, have that wow factor and there's HEAPS more than I thought would come in a 10g pack.

  • 5
    Quality product and service

    Posted by Cam Neal on 24th Aug 2022

    Thank you for your prompt delivery of the Green ants, very happy with the product and your service.

  • 5
    Green Tree Ants

    Posted by Khin Wah on 24th Jul 2022

    Wow. The ants are beautifully preserved by freeze drying and absolutely 100% perfect for use in making meringue shards (with raspberries). Could not be happier. The incredible flavour and qualities of the ants work fabulously in the meringue, which is actually irresistibly good.

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