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Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: May 25, 2021 10:10AM
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Would you eat a cicada?
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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: May 25, 2021 10:23AM
I think it was a boutique chocolate store in West Virginia that was featured on a local news segment about chocolate covered ones. They had larger versions that were from molds that just looked like cicadas with marshmallow filling.



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 25, 2021 10:23AM
Just saw elsewhere that a company in Maryland will cover them in chocolate.
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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 25, 2021 10:36AM
As long as they are not too crunchy or squishy. I've eaten bugs deliberately and accidentally before...
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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 25, 2021 10:53AM
.....that would.....bug......me.....



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 25, 2021 11:01AM
It depends. If they were properly cleaned and prepared, then maybe. Most insects are fairly filthy, from the bacteriological/microorganismal perspective. On the other hand, they're a good source of protein...




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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 25, 2021 11:06AM
Why? For what reason? tik tok dare? Are you living in a food desert? barf smiley

I did see a news anchor eat a cookie with one in the middle on top. made by a husband/wife entomologist that love them





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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 25, 2021 11:39AM
.......has anyone here ever eaten.....crow.....???



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 25, 2021 11:53AM
Nope....
No bugs, no brains...

Even I have my limits!



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 25, 2021 12:11PM
Teryaki Locusts are great, so I assume Cicadas would be OK, too. It's all in how you cook it.
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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 25, 2021 12:17PM
Real men eat Bundaegi.

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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 25, 2021 12:26PM
....what about....B*k*ki.....????



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: msglee
Date: May 25, 2021 12:34PM
What wine goes with a cicada?
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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 25, 2021 12:44PM
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msglee
What wine goes with a cicada?

Dunno, but a cheese pairing would be Casu Marzu (not sure of my spelling... the cheese infested with maggots, on purpose).



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 25, 2021 01:22PM
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Real men eat Bundaegi.

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REAL men eat balut.



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 25, 2021 01:31PM
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freeradical
Real men eat Bundaegi.

[shopee.ph]

REAL men eat balut.*

*Without it coming back up...

By this definition, I am not a "real man"...
But, one of my local Asian Groceries DOES carry Baluts.



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 25, 2021 01:34PM
....they each cockroaches in ******o.........fried up.......on soft tortillas......



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 25, 2021 02:35PM
trapped in the wilderness in survival mode for days on end - maybe then. otherwise, no way.



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 25, 2021 03:27PM
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PeterB
It depends. If they were properly cleaned and prepared, then maybe. Most insects are fairly filthy, from the bacteriological/microorganismal perspective. On the other hand, they're a good source of protein...

It's hard to farm them and to my knowledge nobody is marketing domesticated cicadas.

I'd be hesitant about eating wild ones for a number of reasons, among them the potential for an upset stomach, but also I'm not pleased with the idea of snatching them (or any wild creatures) out of their habitat for food when I'm not going hungry. As pointed out in the article below, they're already a threatened species.


[www.newsweek.com]

Can you eat the Brood X cicadas?

"Absolutely. However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you eat them. Depending on where they lived for the past 17 years, they may have absorbed lots of chemicals.

"If they emerge from your yard and you put fertilizer or pesticide on your yard, or on your trees they may be feeding from, it is entirely possible that they could have absorbed some of these chemicals. If you eat them, you want to ensure they are 'organic.'

"As populations grow, suburbs expand, and as we pave the country over with more roads, stadiums, parking lots, etc, cicada habitat disappears. While they are still very plentiful, one must keep in mind that cicadas... are increasingly threatened."

Are they considered healthy?

"That is hard to say. As far as I know, no one has evaluated the caloric value or protein content of the Magicicada species. Generally, insects are considered healthy because they are low carb, high protein and moderate in fat at best.

"Insects are being promoted across America and Europe as a potential protein source of the future, in the developed and developing worlds.

"This is because per hectare/acre of land used to rear them, they contain more protein than the amount of, say, beef, that could be grown on the same plot of land.




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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 25, 2021 03:58PM
Maybe if wrapped in bacon...
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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 25, 2021 04:41PM
Ahh, "organic" cicadas; I think I'll pick up some with my asparagus water the next time I'm at Whole Foods.
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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 25, 2021 04:49PM
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Sarcany
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PeterB
It depends. If they were properly cleaned and prepared, then maybe. Most insects are fairly filthy, from the bacteriological/microorganismal perspective. On the other hand, they're a good source of protein...

It's hard to farm them and to my knowledge nobody is marketing domesticated cicadas.

I'd be hesitant about eating wild ones for a number of reasons, among them the potential for an upset stomach, but also I'm not pleased with the idea of snatching them (or any wild creatures) out of their habitat for food when I'm not going hungry. As pointed out in the article below, they're already a threatened species.


[www.newsweek.com]

Can you eat the Brood X cicadas?

"Absolutely. However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you eat them. Depending on where they lived for the past 17 years, they may have absorbed lots of chemicals.

"If they emerge from your yard and you put fertilizer or pesticide on your yard, or on your trees they may be feeding from, it is entirely possible that they could have absorbed some of these chemicals. If you eat them, you want to ensure they are 'organic.'

"As populations grow, suburbs expand, and as we pave the country over with more roads, stadiums, parking lots, etc, cicada habitat disappears. While they are still very plentiful, one must keep in mind that cicadas... are increasingly threatened."

Are they considered healthy?

"That is hard to say. As far as I know, no one has evaluated the caloric value or protein content of the Magicicada species. Generally, insects are considered healthy because they are low carb, high protein and moderate in fat at best.

"Insects are being promoted across America and Europe as a potential protein source of the future, in the developed and developing worlds.

"This is because per hectare/acre of land used to rear them, they contain more protein than the amount of, say, beef, that could be grown on the same plot of land.

Insects are indeed an underrated potential food source. Although domestication/farming might be hard or undesirable for this species, it's already been done for a number of others:

[en.wikipedia.org]
[www.fao.org]




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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 25, 2021 06:15PM
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PeterB
Insects are indeed an underrated potential food source. Although domestication/farming might be hard or undesirable for this species, it's already been done for a number of others:

[en.wikipedia.org]
[www.fao.org]

You first, friend.



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 25, 2021 08:08PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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PeterB
Insects are indeed an underrated potential food source. Although domestication/farming might be hard or undesirable for this species, it's already been done for a number of others:

[en.wikipedia.org]
[www.fao.org]

You first, friend.

I've not tried them, but I know the Insectarium here offers chocolate-covered crickets, amongst other delicacies (WARNING: do not click if you are easily grossed out!):

[www.usatoday.com]
[www.theadvertiser.com]




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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 25, 2021 08:13PM
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PeterB
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N-OS X-tasy!
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PeterB
Insects are indeed an underrated potential food source. Although domestication/farming might be hard or undesirable for this species, it's already been done for a number of others:

[en.wikipedia.org]
[www.fao.org]

You first, friend.

I've not tried them, but I know the Insectarium here offers chocolate-covered crickets, amongst other delicacies (WARNING: do not click if you are easily grossed out!):

[www.usatoday.com]
[www.theadvertiser.com]

In the late 1990s, there was a popular line of insects embedded in lollipops. They'd sell them at 7-11 and card-stores. One of my friends went through quite a few of the lime-scorpion and orange tequila-worm types.



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 25, 2021 10:25PM
They should have a designated spokes-insect...like 'Chiquita Cicada'.


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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 26, 2021 02:44PM
I wouldn't eat a bug that waited 17 years to emerge.
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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 26, 2021 04:07PM
.....Jon....Secada....????



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: May 26, 2021 04:33PM
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jdc
Why? For what reason? tik tok dare? Are you living in a food desert? barf smiley

I did see a news anchor eat a cookie with one in the middle on top. made by a husband/wife entomologist that love them





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Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 26, 2021 04:47PM
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pRICE cUBE

Would you eat them in a box?
Would you eat them with a fox?


FTFY. smiley-laughing001



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Re: Have you eaten a cicada? Would you be willing to try?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: May 27, 2021 10:20AM
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pRICE cUBE

Would you eat them in a box?
Would you eat them with a fox?


FTFY. smiley-laughing001

Try it here or there?



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