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The Super Food No One's Eating

Delicious, packed with protein and abundant in most parts of the world, this nutritious food source fell out of favor in most cultures. What is it--and why should we eat it despite the the ick factor?
Before you say "ew" at the prospect of eating insects, watch this video, which explains that not only were they once a crucial source of nutrition, but they're also quite tasty! Cricket kebabs or fried spiders, anyone?
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KHALIA2 5/6/2018 8:48:05 PM
Yuk!!! Report
BARBEQUESUE 5/6/2018 3:27:26 AM
Very informative.
If someone else prepared it, I would try eating a bug.
(Especially if it didn't resemble a bug...LOL)
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CLEMMCCRAY 5/5/2018 11:04:26 AM
Wow, I am not there yet. Bugs Report
BBDELTA 3/26/2018 11:48:22 PM
Faced with eating bugs, or starving, I know I will starve. They may transition to a luxury item one day, but today is not that day. Great information, though right now, I would rather eat an overripe banana or oatmeal than a bug, and they have the same "ick" factor as bugs for me. Report
CATSNCOFFEENY7 3/24/2018 1:56:45 PM
Not me. Report
KHALIA2 3/3/2018 6:21:20 PM
Yuk! I heard what you said about them being healthy for you, but still don't know if I can get them down. Report
TOCONNER 1/15/2018 12:40:45 PM
I truly can't imagine eating a bug for any reason. Report
DURANGOREDDOG 10/29/2017 2:54:51 AM
Certainly something to "think" about. I'll take my time before voluntarily feasting on bugs. Report
HAWKTHREE 10/11/2017 7:05:43 AM
I was touring in Taiwan when I realized I had forgotten to bring along my food. It was a remote mountain place but there was a small food area set up by locals. I needed protein (Type 2 diabetic here) so I chose the fried beetles dusted with spices. They came in a paper bag with a small stick for spearing. It was either eat or faint from a blood sugar drop. They turned out to be delicious. Report
CHUBBYNOMORE3 8/1/2017 6:15:13 AM
I am EXTREMELY glad we are DEVELOPED! Report
CHUBBYNOMORE3 8/1/2017 6:13:53 AM
Well my appetite is gone. Should watch this every morning. Report
CANTWEIGHT2LOSE 6/1/2017 8:02:20 PM
interesting but not palatable LOL Report
7STIGGYMT 4/13/2017 10:56:21 AM
Good video! But I'm not sure I'm really to start eating bugs. lol Report
CHRIS3874 2/7/2017 8:24:07 PM
I bet we have ALL eaten insects voluntarily or involuntarily. There are likely bits of crickets etc in that jar of peanut butter not to mention other foods. The FDA sets maximum allowable amounts. Report
PJPEGG 11/26/2016 1:58:03 PM
Sorry, not happening. The ick factor overcomes almost anything. If I faced starvation I might remember this article, but that's the only way. Report