As health fads go, this one certainly made my morning cuppa splatter everywhere when I first heard of this amphibian-related wellbeing kick from Peru.
Yes, we may all have come across some health crazes that raise an eyebrow, but seriously, are people really drinking juice from frogs regularly?
Sadly, yes. One lady who runs a Peruvian juice stand in Lima has confessed to adding frogs to her juice and milkshakes for a number of years. She claims the juice extracted from the frogs can help to strengthen the body, reduce fatigue, while also acting as an effective tonic for bones and eyes. The juice is combined with up to 20 different types of fruit, and can also include a splash of wine, depending on each customer’s preference.
If you think this woman is alone in loving her daily frog kick, you’re very wrong. Her stand is ever popular, whizzing up to 80 drinks containing juices extracted from frogs each day. Some locals have even admitted they are unable to start the day without one.
I don’t care what the purported health effects are, I wouldn’t and couldn’t try even a sip of that. Yuck.
The question is, could you?