Escamol facts for kids
Escamoles cooked in butter
|Alternative names||Mexican caviar|
|Place of origin||Mexico|
|Main ingredients||larvae and pupae of ants|
Escamoles ( Nahuatl languages: azcamolli, from azcatl 'ant' and molli 'puree'), known colloquially as Mexican caviar, are the edible larvae and pupae of ants of the species Liometopum apiculatum and L. occidentale var. luctuosum. They are most commonly consumed in Mexico City and surrounding areas. Escamoles have been consumed in Mexico since the age of the Aztecs. They taste buttery and nutty, with a texture akin to that of cottage cheese.
All content from Kiddle encyclopedia articles (including the article images and facts) can be freely used under Attribution-ShareAlike license, unless stated otherwise. Cite this article:Escamol Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.