Eat Bugs not Cats

Eat Bugs not Cats

“Don’t eat the Warm and Fuzzies….” Suzanne
Ok now, there is an area that is really overlooked for food sources, except for some who have Military or Survivalist Training.

Bugs, Eating Bugs, Raising Bugs
From the Bug Girl wordpress Site
High in Protein, not animals, not fish, not poultry so this can can be eaten by Vegans. Bugs have been consumed by people and our pets for tens of thousands of years. In most countries in the world except for some of the Northern Hemisphere countries, bugs of all types are regularly eaten. With the quick growth of these critters, along with the small area needed to raise them to the point of consumption, this makes them a good alternative to our traditional menu’s.

Ug,, arrg, not me, yuk, gross etc etc, I can hear you all now, well let me tell you, when you are tired, hungry, covered in pig shit from the French Commando Course, you eat the bugs that they offer. When you are short of food during an Ex in Wainwright Alberta with tens of millions of Tent Caterpillars roaming around. YOU eat them, and they taste very nice with some Mayo or Honey Mustard in a sandwich.

Here are some links on how to prepare them and some background on Bugs for consumption in other words Entomology for the Future.
Entomophagy Diet Supplementation Options, by C.N.
= http://survivalblog.com/2012/04/entomop … by-cn.html
http://survivalblog.com/2012/04/entomophagy-diet-supplementation-options-by-cn.html

Girl Meets Bug
Edible Insects: the Eco-Logical Alternative
http://edibug.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/ … n-history/
[url]http://edibug.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/bug-dinner-menu-from-1885-entomophagy-in-history/
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Why Not Eat Insects
http://bugsandbeasts.com/whynoteatinsects/
Fron 1885
[url]http://bugsandbeasts.com/whynoteatinsects/
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The only problem I have with any of the references are they are saying to eat Bees. Bees do more good out of our bellies, flying around doing their important part for the environment. They are also becoming endangered, so lets not eat them, but help to establish some rest stations, create some natural move in hives or allow Bee Keepers to put some boxes/hives on our properties.
Eat Wasps, eat any wasps that come your way, feed them to your pets, feed them to you fish, who cares, they kill bees are everywhere and attack all the time, yellow jackets should be tasty too!
1885 Menue with Bugs on the plate

The following chart is reproduced from Iowa State University’s web site. It shows how some insects as food compare to lean ground beef and broiled cod.

Insect Protein (g) ……Fat (g) Carbs Calcium (mg) Iron (mg)
Giant Water Beetle ………..19.8 8.3 2.1 43.5 13.6
Red Ant …………………13.9 3.5 3.9 47.8 5.7
Silk Worm Pupae ……………9.6 5.6 2.3 41.7 1.8
Dung Beetle ………….17.2 4.3 .2 30.9 7.7
Cricket ……………….. 12.9 5.5 5.1 75.8 9.5
Grasshopper ………… 20.6 6.1 3.9 35.2 5.0
Grasshopper ………… 14.3 3.3 2.2 27.5 3.0
June Beetle ………….13.4 1.4 2.9 22.6 6.0
Caterpillar ………… 28.2 N/A N/A N/A 35.5
Caterpillar …………. 9.7 N/A N/A N/A 1.9
Termite ……………….. 14.2 N/A N/A N/A 3.5
Weevil ………………… 6.7 N/A N/A N/A 13.1
Beef (Lean) ………… 27.4 N/A N/A N/A 3.5
Fish (Cod) ………… 28.5 N/A N/A N/A 1.0

Ok, lets keep on topic and not degenerate, cheers and

Question; so those little bugs that get in the food, the tiny black specks in rice or wheat, can they be eaten?

List of Edible Insects

Bugs you can eat, from A to Z!
http://edibug.wordpress.com/list-of-edible-insects/
Nice and juicy
No they left out a very important worm, The Tequila Worm…

Here are some more links to Edible insects

[url]http://www.food-info.net/uk/products/insects/intro.htm
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http://www.ent.wur.nl/UK/Edible+insects/Worldwide+species+list/

https://sites.google.com/site/insecteuropeenglish/list-of-edible-insects

http://www.ehow.com/list_6469540_list-edible-insects.html

Are Bugs A Part of Your Diet?
Product……………………………..Action Level
Apple butter…………………………5 insects per 100g
Berries………………………………4 larvae per 500g OR 10 whole insects per 500g
Ground paprika…………………….75 insect fragments per 25g
Chocolate………………………….80 microscopic insect fragments per 100g
Canned sweet corn…………………2 3mm-length larvae, cast skins or fragments
Cornmeal…………………………..1 insect per 50g
Canned mushrooms……………….20 maggots per 100g
Peanut butter…………………….60 fragments per 100g (136 per lb)
Tomato paste, pizza,
and other sauces…………………30 eggs per 100g OR 2 maggots per 100g
Wheat flour………………………75 insect fragments per 50g

Source: The Food Defect Action Levels: Current Levels for Natural or Unavoidable Defects for Human Use that Present No Health Hazard. Department of Health & Human Services 1989.

~WildE or W.R.
https://wildernessreturn.wordpress.com/

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2 responses to “Eat Bugs not Cats

  1. You just reminded me I dreamed last night of eating cicadas. I’m not sure whether to blame you or the insect books my 7-year-old sons demands I read to him. I am sure that I wouldn’t have read anything about maggot minimums were it not for you. 🙂

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