Guest Claire-n-tel

Eating Bugs?

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    Guest Claire-n-tel

    Watched the shark tank last night, there was a woman who has started a business selling bugs to eat....even has bug flour!

     

    So would you?? And what is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

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    Guest Claire-n-tel

    Yes honestly!.....they even gave here the money.......the lady from boost juice gave her $170,000!!

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    I ate a cricket once in Thailand. It was like eating a spicy dry twig.

    If they made flour out of it which tasted ok etc, sure. They already use beetles for colouring.

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    They already use beetles for colouring.

     

    My son only found this out recently and has vowed to give up anything red just in case - I can't see that it's any different to eating any part of an animal really, it's just what we're used to as acceptable. I think we do need to look at more sustainable food sources if we're going to continue to grow as a world population, but having said that when the lady in Coles today tried to get me to buy whole fish instead of fillets I had to decline...

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    Guest Claire-n-tel
    When the lady in Coles today tried to get me to buy whole fish instead of fillets I had to decline...

     

    You should try it.....cooking the whole fish gives much better flavour

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    Guest Guest75

    Yep, Cochineal Beetles are used ,the live on cacti. We saw a Cochineal "farm" in the Canary Islands once.

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    Watched the shark tank last night, there was a woman who has started a business selling bugs to eat....even has bug flour!

     

    So would you?? And what is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

     

    Well, I moved to Hong Kong aged 18months and lived there for 6.5 years. I remember going in a shop one day and they had a variety of jars containing insects covered in chocolate. I might have only been 5, but that seemed odd to me :err: My dad decided against it but he did once have live shrimp in Korea - very ill afterwards.

     

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    Guest wen66

    Ooh I watched that episode of Shark Tank. Why not insects? Probably better for you than highly processed food from China.......:-D

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