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Ahuatle (water-fly eggs)

Also known as ‘Aztec caviar’, ahuatle is another pre-Hispanic food made from insect eggs, with over 500 years of history. The water-fly larvae are somewhat seafood leaning, with a flavour that resembles shrimp paste. They also register a healthy 93% of protein per serving.

You can find ahuatle as an ingredient to cook up from Mercado de la Merced in Mexico City, or as a street snack from roaming vendors on the edges of Mexico City in Iztapalapa and Xochimilco.