The insect appears in the Brazilian agricultural cardápio in certain areas southeastern. The preferred variety is içá or saúva - an ant that, says, has a taste similar to peanut. Beyond consumed in farofas, it also can be torrada with tempers or frozen to eat during the year. E makes well! As several other insects, the ants are rich in protein, have low text of fat and high text of match. Of the other side of the world, the Chinese use ants to manufacture a wine that is useful in the treatment of reumatismo and the reinforcement of the muscles and bones.