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Fun Fact January 13, 2020.

13 January 2020


In many parts of the world, entomophagy, or eating bugs is commonplace. Insects are actually the most abundant protein source on the planet, and many of them boast dense concentrations of nutrients like omega 3s. If two billion people can invite insects to the dinner table, it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for you to include edible bugs in your emergency-survival diet.  So, which bugs can you catch and eat?  Grasshoppers and crickets, ants, termites, grubs, wood lice, earthworms, stinkbugs, scorpions, earwigs, aphids, dragonflies and maggots.  Which bugs should you avoid eating?  Slugs and snails, tarantulas, bees and wasps and caterpillars.  These critters flesh may be benign, but they may have fed on something that is toxic.  Now, before you poo poo the idea of eating bugs, let me say that everything tastes better when it’s dipped in chocolate and you can get most, if not all, of the insects on this list chocolate covered.  Still not convinced?  The average normal chocolate bar contains eight insect parts and the FDA, Food and Drug Administration, says that’s fine. Actually the FDA standard is anything less than 60 insect parts per two chocolate bars.


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