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[IP] RE: Crickets et al

While this is something of a running joke, we really shouldn't consider
it so, nor is it only so-called primative societies that consume these
things.  In Japan, fried grasshoppers are considered a treat along the
lines of tortilla or potato chips here in the U.S.A.  In my experience,
they taste kind of like certain varieties of tortilla chips, too.  As for
counting the nutrient values, since they are deep fried, they are also
very high in fat content, too, although you really have to eat quite a
few of them to really worry about it.  If we were to serve these
things here in North America, they would probably be breaded before deep
frying them in hydrogenated fats, but in Japan, they are cooked as-is.



Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 13:49:00 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
From: "golamuh" <email @ redacted>
Subj ect: [IP] Re: Crickets et al

According to Diet King.
Crickets have 1 carb for a large one and 1/2 for the common hearth
cricket.  Grasshoppers have 3 for a large one because they are almost
always filled with heavy duty greens and grains.  It is very difficult to
remove the stomach sack.  In cultures that eat these things they are
eaten whole.
There are ongoing lists for scorpions...no carbs, lizards the same. There
are also lists for exotic meats from tigers to giraffe, bears and other
delectible mammals.
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