Would you eat insects?

United States
December 20, 2008 5:42pm CST
Insects are a good source of protein but many find the idea of eating them repulsive. The fact is there are a lot of insect in the foods we eat already. Ketchup -- 30 fruit fly eggs per 100 grams Canned corn -- 2 insect larvae per 100 grams Blue berries -- 2 maggots per 100 berries Peanut butter -- 50 insect fragments per 100 grams Curry powder -- 100 insect fragments per 100 grams Wheat -- 1% of grains infested Sesame seed -- 5 % of seeds infested Coffee -- 10% beans infested If you don't believe me then Google it yourself.
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• United States
21 Dec 08
For money I would eat insects but not for pleasure. Because of my culture I don't find them appetizing.
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@shar_25 (1340)
• India
24 Dec 08
Thats an awsome finding!! I do find the thought of eating insects very repulsive, but if its mixed with food (like the examples you gave) I don't mind eating. I mean i wouldn't want to have a plate of deep fried cockroaches, or a salad of assorted insects or something....aaagggghhhh..... But if certain edible versionsof insects are cooked properly and do not resemble their living forms when cooked, may be i'd try a few...
@tarheel (151)
• United States
24 Dec 08
No. I feel that I am blessed enough to have many other sources of protein available to me so that I never have to resort to eating bugs. As far as the bugs that come in the foods I do eat--ketchup and so forth. I have never actually found a bug in my food so I feel prety good about continuing to eat them.
• China
23 Dec 08
oh,i know insects are a good source of protein for health.but in my culture i can not eat any insects even i know it is good for health.i know many people in many country they like eat insects,but i can not eat insects.that is different culture.happy mylotting.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
20 Dec 08
I ate a chocolate covered...something...when I was a kid but I don't recall what kind of bug it was anymore. It was a special treat sent to a neighbor from relatives overseas. I have read about the percentage of insect parts permitted in processed foods but that does not necessarily mean that everything you eat contains those amounts. It's a allowable standard for manufacturers because it would be impossible to guarantee 100% insect free environment in a processing plant.
• Belize
20 Dec 08
Awesomeness. I mean i don't find the idea repulsive, but many people do. :). i'd eat insects but nice to know those figures.