There are many curious people all around the world, they love adventures, whether it may be travellers, adrenaline-rush junkies, foodies, etc. All of these people love trying new things, but considering that this is more food related and for survival purposes. The campers, hikers and perhaps the extreme foodies might enjoy this one. You can always take and activity or game to the next level by eating insects.
Immediately you can filter out the strong from the weak, but it is fun regardless. By taking activities to the next level, campers may perhaps not bring any food with them and resort to hunting and catching their own food, but when regular things can’t be found, you have to make due with what you can find, insects. But if you just want to try these bugs, go ahead. These are the top 10 insects you can eat, today!
One of the top 10 insects you can eat is the humble grasshopper. You’ve seen many grasshoppers around, and you were probably scared that they might jump on you or start flying around, but when you are camping and food is scarce, or when you are challenged on a dare, or whether it is just for fun, eat the grasshopper. You can eat these little critter, and they are full of meat, you can opt to fry or even grill them before eating.
These here are just like grasshoppers, hence they are insects that you can eat, but like all insects, it requires some really brave hearts to catch these little creepy crawlies and put them into your mouth. But think of all the protein you will be getting from these. They are not poisonous either so just pop them into your mouth and start crunching away like a snack.
These ones you need to be a little more careful with, but you can absolutely eat scorpions. The important thing is that you can either eat them raw or cooked, but you must, absolutely must, remove the stinger and the head, so it doesn’t bite you when you are eating it raw, but if you are cooking it them the poison goes away, but if you are still worried, then just chop that stinger off and you are good to go.
As for the potato bug, it sounds delicious like the potato, well almost. But really it is one of our top 10 insects you can eat! It may scare some people away but they are absolutely insects you can eat. Perhaps you can even use them as garnish on some baked potatoes. That was a joke, but you get what I mean, they are non-poisonous so don’t worry about getting stung or bit, just grab them and start munching, might not taste the best though.
Ants are a more common insects you can eat in the world. There are many countries that eat ants, ant eggs, baby ants frequently. You just grab them and eat them, but beware, there are some ants that are poisonous, but if you want to try, regular household ants will be fine, and you don’t need to cook them, though they are a little bitter so get ready for that.
We are getting to the juicy ones here. Worms are insects you can eat as well, whether it may be earthworms or worms you find in a tree, you can eat them. As for the earthworms, they are said to have a very earthy taste, and for the worms found in the tree, perhaps a really woody taste? I don’t know, but you can find out when you munch on these juicy grubs.
We have seen the anteaters and chimpanzees eating termites, and ants so they are safe to eat, nothing you should be afraid about but I wouldn’t recommend shoving a straw into the nest and sucking it, you’ll suck it into your lungs. Just put a stick in, pull some out like the chimpanzee and lick them off the stick, they are quite similar to ants, perhaps they even taste better.
The tarantulas, you might not think that these are insects you can eat but you can. In Cambodia, it is quite a popular snack to have crispy fried tarantulas and it is served throughout the country, many tourists eat them as well. So join in on the fun and start eating these tarantulas, and the great thing is, they are said to taste crab, and if you are a fan of crabs, this could be your next favourite thing.
Since the dawn of time, leeches have been sucking on us, drinking our bloods whenever we go into rivers, or streams, but not anymore. Today, we are going to turn the tables and take our blood back, literally, we are going to eat the leeches and get our blood back. Although with their slimy texture, it can really trigger our gag reflex, but if you can imagine you are slurping some other slimy delicious dish like spaghetti, a fat, wiggling, cold spaghetti then you can probably do it.
Ever wanted to try something that is closely similar to an explosion of pus in your mouth? This is it, beetle larvae are huge grubs, and when you bite into them, boom, it explodes into your mouth and it is filled with its soft insides, it does sound and taste revolting but they are completely safe to eat and carry a whole lot of protein. For the benefit of protein, start eating these insects that you can eat.
Whether you are travelling for camping, or to try foreign foods, there will always be weird things to do and eat instead of the boring and popular stuff. Most people who see insects start to move away but you are a brave person, and these are insects you can eat, so just munch on them. What is important is that whenever you are travelling for whatever reason, it is always important to have travel insurance and MSIG has created an effective solution for that, starting from RM 31/trip, you can get your travel insurance, visit PolicyStreet.com to find out more
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