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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Yummy bug eats  Reply with quote

Pest Control of a Culinary Kind


Cockroaches, ants, crickets, termites . . . we reach for the insecticide and a sprayer when we see these many-legged creatures in our homes and gardens. But in many cultures around the world, these pests are also mealtime pleasures. The scientific term for this is entomophagy—the consumption of insects.


A brief menu of edible insects from around the world:

•  Thailand: Dishes include fried giant red ants, crickets and
   water beetles

•  Colombia: Fried and salted ants are a popular snack

•  Ghana: Winged termites are fried or roasted, and even made
  into bread

•  Mexico: Enjoy agave worms on tortillas, and toasted or fried
  grasshoppers

•  Cambodia: Locals and tourists alike enjoy deep-fried tarantulas

•  South Africa: Cornmeal porridge, a dietary staple, sometimes
  includes locusts

•  Papua New Guinea: One local delicacy is sago grubs in banana leaves

•  Singapore: Fried scorpions are served on skewers or on pieces of battered fish

Insects have a high amount of protein, vitamins and minerals, and are eaten as both a snack and a meal—but it all depends on where you are. Bugs are not on the menu in most Western countries, where people wouldn’t think to rank them with delicacies such as steak or lobsters, which have a rather buggy appearance, when you think about it!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had some grasshoppers in Thailand... They were pretty good!


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