Would You Eat This ?

@Kandae11 (45489)
June 22, 2022 9:27am CST
Actually it is consumed in countries of South America, Central America, a few countries in the Caribbean , even Florida and some other States. I am talking about the Iguana, which is a specie of the larger members of the lizard family. Yes, the Iguana is a large lizard. It is referred to as " The chicken of the trees" by those who eat it because it ' tastes like chicken' , but it is higher in protein and very low in fat. Imagine catching one of those or taking it home from the market to prepare it for supper?--I couldn't do it. Of course you can buy it already skinned and deboned. Would you be willing to try Iguana meat? Have you tasted any of the exotic meats available on the market? Image from Wikipedia
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@RebeccasFarm (65339)
• United States
22 Jun
I could do it if I was hungry enough. That would have to be in a certain circumstance.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
22 Jun
Maybe if l did not know what l was eating.
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• United States
22 Jun
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@Kandae11 (45489)
22 Jun
@RebeccasFarm l happened to me once. I mistook it for curry chicken.
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@LadyDuck (392871)
• Switzerland
23 Jun
I am not sure I would try it, but I tried alligator, I guess it's not very different. If we imagine the animal alive is hard to eat... if I think that I hate snails and frog legs!
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@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
Snails or frog's legs? No way.
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@LadyDuck (392871)
• Switzerland
23 Jun
@Kandae11 I had them both when I lived in France.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
@LadyDuck How did they taste?
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@DaddyEvil (81116)
• United States
22 Jun
I would try it. When I was a kid, mom always bought any unusual-to-us foods to try. As an adult, Pretty and I have tried lots of different types of meat. Some of them, like emu and kangaroo, I won't eat but at least I did try them.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
22 Jun
I suppose it depends on the taste and texture too. Long before l was vegetarian l attended a birthday party. Dinner was buffet style and l remember taking a hefty serving of what l thought was chicken curry. I had a few bites then l was informed by someone that what l was eating was iguana meat. I couldn't continue. Foremost in my mind was its not very appetizing appearance and the fact that it is in the reptilia class
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@DaddyEvil (81116)
• United States
22 Jun
@Kandae11 Uhm... reptiles are a chicken's best friends.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
22 Jun
@DaddyEvil Aha - or their enemy.
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@aninditasen (5807)
• Raurkela, India
23 Jun
I don't take any meat excepting chicken. I would feel squamy if I saw such meat.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
I can't imagine actually preparing it.
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• Raurkela, India
24 Jun
@Kandae11 I won't go close to it, leave alone eat it.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
24 Jun
@aninditasen Ha, ha ha. It has spiny bristles along its back which kind of identifies it with the dinosaurs of ancient times.
@Beestring (816)
• Hong Kong
22 Jun
Umm, don't think I'll eat it. When I was a kid, fried corkroaches were sold as street food in Hong Kong. Corkroaches are also high in protein. I think nobody eats them now.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
22 Jun
Fried cockroaches! ........l doubt those can be very satisfying if one is really hungry.
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• Hong Kong
22 Jun
@Kandae11 I remember people saying that they were crispy and quite tasty. lol
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@Kandae11 (45489)
22 Jun
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@JudyEv (278380)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Jun
I'd be happy enough to try it. Snake is supposed to taste like chicken too.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
No snake for me, oh no!.
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@JudyEv (278380)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Jun
@rebelann (98666)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun
I've never thought of eating a lizard and if I knew it was lizard I probably wouldn't want to eat it
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@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
They say it is well suited for tacos, burritos, curries, soups, stews, gumbo and more.
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@rebelann (98666)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Jun
Yeah, it tastes just like chicken ..... they say the same about rattler and frog legs.
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@CarolDM (186515)
• United States
22 Jun
Absolutely not. A friend in school had one as a pet years ago.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
I like looking at the tiny lizards, not one that big.
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@CarolDM (186515)
• United States
23 Jun
@Kandae11 I would never eat anything like this.
@RubyHawk (62651)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jun
I don’t eat meat but it would be no worse than eating fish or beef.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
Some say it tastes more like Peking roast duck.l suppose it depends on how it is prepared.
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@RubyHawk (62651)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jun
@Kandae11 It probably does.
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@sharon6345 (315930)
• United States
22 Jun
IN Miami grandpa was laying by the palmtree and this woman had a big pot trying to catch it. SOmeone said she was trying to cook it. I went to her and said if you catch granpa and put him in your pot I am calling animal control on you. She left and went home.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
22 Jun
I heard during the cold season they were literally dropping from the trees in South Florida and they were being cooked and eaten.
@sharon6345 (315930)
• United States
22 Jun
@Kandae11 That is disgusting
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@TheHorse (155323)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Jun
Not on my radar screen. I did enjoy some good elk recently.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
26 Jun
From a restaurant?
@paigea (34921)
• Canada
23 Jun
I'd try it if it was served to me.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
26 Jun
It is very popular in some countries.
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@cacay1 (70780)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun
My goodness there are so many meat and why this little creature. No one eats it here.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
It is almost like a national dish in some countries.
@Hannihar (122024)
• Israel
23 Jun
@Kandae11 I will pass on eating that. I would let it live instead of killing it to eat it.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
Me too.
@RasmaSandra (54816)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Jun
Actually I would like to have one as a pet but I would not eat it,
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@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
It would be easy to feed because they do not eat meat, just grass and other green things.
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@thelme55 (75198)
• Germany
22 Jun
OMG! No, thank you. I won’t.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
22 Jun
Ha, ha, ha. Not very pretty looking is it?
@snowy22315 (137708)
• United States
22 Jun
It wouldn't be high on my list, but I have eaten gator meat. It does taste like chicken, and around here they sell gator nuggets in places.
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@Kandae11 (45489)
22 Jun
Wow! You mean alligator meat? I expect that to be tough.
• Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
23 Jun
It looks like a green iguana
@Kandae11 (45489)
23 Jun
Yes it is. Some are dark in color.
• Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
23 Jun
@Kandae11 I would love one as a pet
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@Kandae11 (45489)
26 Jun
@oloo1234 Well at least they are cheap to feed - they are not meat eaters. You can feed them grass and other green stuff.
• United States
22 Jun
Nope!! not something I'd be interested in trying even if it tastes like chicken. However if it was served to me and I didn't know it was iguana ...
@Kandae11 (45489)
22 Jun
That happened to me and l was pretty upset ( not physically) when l realised what l was eating. In my mind l am seeing a miniature dinosaur which if you go way, way back there is a relation there.
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• United States
23 Jun
@Kandae11 I think I would have reacted the same way. There's just some animals I wouldn't want to eat no matter how good they tasted and iguana would be among them.
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