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Edible insect's (discussion and recipe ideas)

Ok most people are totally grossed out by the idea, I know this, but it isn't as gross as people think. If you look it up most insect's have a higher vitamin, mineral and protein content than traditional meats of the same weight.
Why We Need To Eat Bugs - Rainbow Mealworms
I personally enjoy caramel coated mealworms/ super worms they really do taste like candied peanuts! I've also dried them and ground them into four, they add a deep flavor to brownies that you would never expect. Raising my own worms means that I'm not the least bit squeamish about what they were raised on/in and I know everything that they have eaten. They get all tbe organic veggie scraps I can save in a week^^ they also produce an amazing fertilizer and there's no waste especially if you have a garden

I am a little weirded out by crickets and beetle's I think it's the legs ..

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But are they gluten-free? Hahaha
I think insects are less disgusting to eat than oysters. And lobsters are basically giant bugs.
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XD unless you feed them wheat then yes they are gluten free^^ mine are kept in old fashioned oats

Crickets are a total pain to keep honestly I never had the success I wanted with them except for the fact my colony never smelled. They have a bad habit of eating their own eggs

Oysters *gag!* Nope I'd rather try fried tarantula and to me those don't look very appealing either

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I love oysters fried, stewed, raw yum! I'm not opposed to eating bugs but it would be weird eating the same thing my gecko does, lol.

Actually fried tarantula, I've heard, tastes like crab.
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Bugs are going to be very important source of protein and nutrition in the future. Although I have never eaten, I heard larvaes of wasp and bees tasted like mealworms.
Oh, I love oysters...
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I want to try new ones, and I'd gladly eat cricket flour products ^^ I'm wondering what fried butter worms would taste like? I may try garlic roasted mealies next

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XD unless you feed them wheat then yes they are gluten free^^ mine are kept in old fashioned oats
I should keep my mouth shut, but. ..

Sometimes oats are processed on shared equipment and come in cross-contact with gluten. So, if you have Celiac Disease, you should wash those worms very well before eating.
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I actually didn't know that o.o very cool, I don't know how you could get it out of their digestive system though, They do eat the oatmeal
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I guess only free-range mealworms for me, then! Should be safe as nobody grows wheat, rye, or barley in this area.
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I've always been curious about adding bugs to the diet, but how many would you have to eat to get the equivalent protein to, say, a chicken breast? I have to eat often throughout the day (yay hypoglycemia) so I wonder if bugs could sustain me.

I've heard from multiple sources that toasted ants taste exactly like toasted almonds. I find that interesting since the almondy taste we associate with almonds actually comes from the cyanide in them (which is why true raw almonds are not allowed to be sold, they must be processed so they're safe to eat!)

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