Red ant chutney, not for the weak-willed

The diversity in the cuisine of India needs to introduction along with the rich and unique dishes that people from different state, communities and tribes enjoy.

Bastar tribe of Chattisgarh, has the mainstream chutneys to a whole new level with their crushed red ant chutney.

This spicy paste is made with crushed red ants and their eggs, seasoned with chilli, ginger and salt, with its taste as sharp as an ant bite.

This chutney of red ants is popularly known as ‘Chapura’ in the Bastar region. The sting of this chutney is an indispensable part of the local tribal feasts and is relished by the tribe members.

Apart from the hot and spicy twist of Chapura, it is loaded with medicinal qualities. These ants and their eggs are super rich in formic acid, which has various antibacterial properties that give your immune system a solid boost.

Pineapple topping on pizza trend nutritious value

Pineapple is known to have great nutritious value. It being manganese, helps the body when it comes to energy formation. Moreover, a single cup contains over 100% of daily recommended manganese intake.

Besides manganese, pineapple also provides Vitamin C and E, which helps build and strengthen your immune system.

Overlooking its nutritious value, does it really make the cut as a topping on our favourite fast food of all times: Pizza?

A recent trend broke out, taking over the internet where millennials argued over their preference of this iconic duo. From lengthy tweets to descriptive Instagram threads, everybody shared their thoughts.

 

Just like the two sides of the coins, loads of people expressed their love and acceptance of pineapple as a pizza topping while the rest despised it.
This topping battle took an interesting turn when lashing amounts of internet memes started to address this situation. Though this debate received a lot of attention, it was all light-hearted.