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Peruvians laud benefits of drinks made with frogs
To make the mix, which is sold in Peru's Andes and also at some stands in its capital Lima, vendor María Elena Cruz grabs a frog from a small aquarium then kills it by beating it on the counter of her stand.
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Customer Rudy Tolentino Casas serves frog juice at a juice bar in Lima, Peru, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. To make the mix, which is sold in Perus Andes and also at some stands in its capital Lima, vendors grab a frog from a small aquarium and then kill it by beating it on the counter stand. Then hhey peel off the skin and it is dropped into a blender with carrots, the Peruvian maca root and honey. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Frogs are crowded into a fishbowl at a juice stand in Lima, Peru, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that is revered by some Andean cultures for having the power to cure asthma, bronchitis and sluggishness. While the juice is popular, there's no scientific evidence that confirms the frog juice benefits. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A mother shows her children frogs in a fish tank, used as an ingredient at a juice stand in Lima, Peru, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Most of the customers are from an area that borders Bolivia, where the frog juice is popular at outdoor markets in the city of El Alto. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A vendor places a skinned frog into a blender, to combine with carrots, the Peruvian maca root and honey, at a juice stand in Lima, Peru, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. The frogs are from the Telmatobius culeus species locally known as the Titicaca water frog. It is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A juice bar advertises frog juice on the wall in Lima, Peru, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that is revered by some Andean cultures for having the power to cure asthma, bronchitis and sluggishness. The juice is a greenish color and it is served in glasses to customers. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Peruvians laud benefits of drinks made with frogs

To make the mix, which is sold in Peru's Andes and also at some stands in its capital Lima, vendor María Elena Cruz grabs a frog from a small aquarium then kills it by beating it on the counter of her stand.

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