I'd have a hard time eating something served with visible exoskeleton because of cultural conditioning. If locust looked like shrimp when cooked I'd probably have no issues.
The actual meat, from the body. Gut contents are basically wood shavings anyway, not particularly nutritious, while the head is hard chitin. Many other edible larvae, like mopani worms, are prepared similarly.PSY・S;149500331 said:So what would I be eating?
There is a (post-apocalyptic?) movie where they sold bars that is made up of insects for nutrients. What movie am I thinking of?
Haha! That's the one. Snowpiercer!!
The way to get insects into our food culture is to appeal to the avant garde high class foodies.
Low class to high class, then jack up the price/demand has been a successful strategy with other foods like lobsters and prawns... which are literally the bugs of the sea.
Well I am up for that. Except Roaches I hate those. Crustaceans and bugs are related anyways. I should try out grasshoppers.Now this is the right idea. I'm a HUGE HUGE fan of shrimp. But with shrimp, you don't see their antennas or legs. They're all pulled. If bugs can be processed like with shrimp, I'm all for it.
Shield bugs? People eat shield bugs in Mexico?Jumiles
A distant relative of roaches, taste like medicine and feels like medicine. Overall not a nice treat but in theory they're super healthy, the reason why this particular insect taste like that is because they have an insane amount of iodine inside its body.
Hmm... There are craploads of them around here, particularly in autumn. Unfortunately, this damn city and everything in it is so horrendously polluted I might as well make salsa from alkaline batteries and half-burnt motor oil.
That's a rule for bugs, the taste depends on what they eat. That's the reason of why the bugs from northern Mexico are toxic, most plants there are toxic too.Hmm... There are craploads of them around here, particularly in autumn. Unfortunately, this damn city and everything in it is so horrendously polluted I might as well make salsa from alkaline batteries.