Eating Bugs and Insects

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    • #34525

      jkct01
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      What do you think about bugs and insects as food?

    • #34536

      nerdieeds
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      I think it is okay.
      There is a place in the Philippines that serve a Crickets as part of their Cuisine. I think it is delicious. I have not tried it but based off the videos I have seen on Youtube people are enjoying the juicy little creatures.

      • #34643

        jkct01
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        I feel the same. Bugs and insects are protein rich food.

    • #34646

      jkct01
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      Entomophagy means human consumption of insects as food.

    • #34647

      jkct01
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      eating of insects as food is common in many cultures.

    • #38407

      jkct01
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      In some parts of Thailand eating insect is a normal practice.

    • #38410

      TAlberts
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      Yikes! I better eat grass. My father already called me an “eating grass Filipina” whenever I went home. LOL! I don´t mind.

    • #38593

      jkct01
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      I am also not used to eating insects but I think it is just like we eating crabs or prawns. Just a matter of perception I guess. Close the eyes and just chew without knowing what it is, it will turn out fine.

    • #38596

      lejla1311
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      I know that eating bugs and insects is normal in some cultres and countries, but honestly I would never try them no matter what. I don’t like to see them moving around and I can’t even think of eating them. Gross!

    • #38604

      kendralala
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      I am from the Philippines but in our locality, those aren’t edible. I can’t imagine myself eating those kinds of creatures. I don’t even eat some other ordinary food.

    • #38609

      iyanpol12
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      Sorry but I will never eat bugs or insects.

    • #39248

      jkct01
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      Eating insects may be the way to solve the lack of food problem.

    • #39262

      cgalavia
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      I can’t bear to eat those little insects…

    • #39264

      marygoround
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      aww and how about you found some insects in a rice cooke??? how about with ants???

    • #39294

      jkct01
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      It is like the animal internal organs, it is treated as delicacies in Asia but may not be so in other parts of the world.

    • #39337

      Maricel
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      OMG I will never try to eat that bugs and insects I know there are people who eat that but not my genre my friend.

      • #39400

        jkct01
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        I can understand that. It is a big psychology gap to cross. I had to force myself to try when I visited Thailand.

    • #39487

      snaiserian
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      It would depend on the circumstances surrounding me at that very moment, i may not have any other choice but to eat the bug but generally now for me eating a bug or an insect is a No though in our country there are some communities that eat the insects that are found on an ant-hill and they really like coming out when its raining, some people eat them alive they say its very delicious.

    • #39571

      Omison
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      In Samoa, they’re currently harvesting a seas worm called “Palolo” it comes out once a year in October and is labelled Samoan caviar…I grew up on that stuff! YUMMY!

      • #39673

        jkct01
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        Interesting! Can you describe how does it taste like?

    • #39911

      realityspeaks
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      I wouldn’t mind a few crispy deep fried insects on my fruit salad with ice cream.

      • #40224

        jkct01
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        You are a daring person!

    • #40260

      Jeanette Hall
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      People all over the world eat them as their food. Why should we be any different? Have eaten a chocolate covered grasshopper before! Wouldn’t recommend it. Local McDonalds used to add earth worms to their hamburgers when I was little (they stopped once the public got wind of the practice). No one got sick from it. Have heard that meal worms may be the answer to world hunger problem, but have not tried eating any myself.

      • #40385

        jkct01
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        LOL! MacWorm would be a hot selling item! 🙂

    • #40443

      peachpurple
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      @jkct01 isn’t it dirty and full of bacteria when one swallow an insect?

      • #40452

        jkct01
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        When you eat fish or poultry you don’t eat it raw with feathers and fish scales. Surely if it is for food, it has to be prepared accordingly.

    • #40445

      peachpurple
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      oh boy my hair is standing up now

      • #40453

        jkct01
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        It is the same as eating eggs which is basically embryos.

    • #40528

      dinuka
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      Not a fan. But I know people do that. It’s a really normal thing to them.

      • #40711

        jkct01
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        Yes, a matter of culture, tradition and perception, and in the end, I suspect, a need.

    • #42531

      jkct01
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      So far the only insect I have eaten is fried meal worm which tasts like shrimp.

    • #42552

      Grecy Garcia
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      They are indeed yummy foods from province but I haven’t tasted anything like that. I would not want to either, not now, not really now.

      • #42619

        jkct01
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        It is kind of yukky for people who are not used to eating it – I went thru the process myself 🙂

    • #34645

      jkct01
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      I have never had snails – I guess the taste is like oysters.

    • #39293

      jkct01
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      To be edible by the humans, all food need to be clean and disease free.

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