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Kai Chutney: Odisha’s Culinary Delight



  Jan 10, 2024

Kai Chutney: Odisha’s Culinary Delight




Geographical Indication Tag: Kai chutney, made with red weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina), received a Geographical Indication tag.

Origin: Commonly consumed in Mayurbhanj district, Odisha.

Habitat: Red weaver ants inhabit the verdant forests of Mayurbhanj, including the Similipal forests.

Ant Characteristics: Known for potent stings causing skin blisters.

Culinary Transformation: Locals turn these stinging ants into a spicy condiment, ‘Kai chutney’.

Nutritional Value: High in proteins, calcium, zinc, vitamin B-12.

Health Benefits: Boosts immune system, aids eyesight, supports brain and nervous system health.

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