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Offline skb

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Eating insects
« on: August 06, 2018, 06:55:11 PM »
Insects were surely a large part of the human diet in the earlier ages. Even today some populations across the globe regularly eat them. This study, a first of sorts, fed 20 people with crickets, to see improvement in gut bacteria and a lowering of inflammation markers.

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There is a lot of interest right now in edible insects,” Stull says. “It’s gaining traction in Europe and in the U.S. as a sustainable, environmentally friendly protein source compared to traditional livestock

https://news.wisc.edu/eating-crickets-can-be-good-for-your-gut-according-to-new-clinical-trial/
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Re: Eating insects
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 07:54:50 PM »
Aww I could never get myself to do that. Healthy or not.

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Re: Eating insects
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 12:55:24 AM »
Well, my understanding is that they haven’t any carbs, at least, and are indeed a staple in many cultures.

Can’t quite see myself sautéing a batch of fresh crickets just yet, however...

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Re: Eating insects
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 01:24:00 AM »
I'm more than slightly averse to eating bugs, but I guess if I were starving . . .  :D

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Re: Eating insects
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 07:13:40 AM »
I know it seems really creepy to many but I am sure there are many ways to use bugs in preparing meals that would not be so bad.  There are a lot of reasons to use insects as a food source.
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Re: Eating insects
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 04:49:34 PM »
I have watched Andrew Zimmern in many different countries eating various insects. Don't think I could ever do it, but I think I recall seeing somewhere that they actually grind insects into flour and using that for cooking. If I didn't know what it was up front, I might try that...
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