Isn’t it “Wonder-Full” to have all of you with us now (haha!)?! Sure it is, and we’re expecting more, coz the topic is quite interesting and questionable. Welcome to our page dear friends from the US, New Zealand, Croatia, Vietnam, Jordan, Romania, India, n Australia 😉
Scorpions are poisonous insects, and are known to be very dangerous to humans and to other animals as well. Nevertheless, it is odd to know that some people eat scorpions, and others enjoy them, exactly the way you enjoy a piece of steak, shrimp, or chicken. 😛
In Singapore, where Scorpions are eaten most often, the bugs are usually fried and then skewered. Kim a friend of my daughter said that: “It is so disgusting to see it alive or in any other forms; I’m not sure why it gives us such a terrible feeling of refusing to accept it as an eatable creature. May be because it is so poisonous in most cases.”
Kim also mentioned that she used to have an uncle who was seriously engaged in scorpions’ eating competition, where they could eat alive or dead scorpions, and that some of the participants rescued their lives just for the sake of making few bucks. One of her uncles died while he was trying to get a scorpion out of another person’s mouth, who happened to be choking while participated in that competition. He saved that guy, but the scorpion sting his finger and he was gone at once.
So this is what they eat?
Scorpions are a delicacy in China. Scorpions can be cooked in many different ways — roasted, fried, grilled or even consumed live.
It’s terrible, horrible, sickening, unfamiliar, but it’s a fact, that in other countries, there are people who do this, on a regular basis. Do not be surprised when you hear it over the news or from a friend, because probably in some states, it’s already done.
I do not think that it is going to be spread or increase, coz it’s against the human logic to eat insects certainly not the poisonous ones.
Unfortunately, there were companies which promoted protein bars using insects, and surprisingly enough, they succeeded at the beginning to make a good return, I wonder if they would continue though. As you know new things can just jump up for being new, and then the curve would go down when it becomes less popular.
Just how many Americans can be converted to eating insects? Proponents argue that the Western antipathy for insects is nothing more than cultural prejudice, and that cultural barriers can be knocked down in time. They point to shrimp and lobster, along with sushi, as examples of foodstuffs that were once shunned by most but are now considered delicacies.
You’re Probably Already Eating Insects…
Chances are more likely than not that you’ve already sampled your first (and then some) insect, albeit probably unintentionally. Insects are a part of nature, and the inevitably end up on a leaf of lettuce or in your box of cereal.
This happens not only in the field but also later, as foods sit in storage facilities prior to processing. It’s for this reason that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows certain amounts of bugs in your food. For instance:
- Canned tomato juice: two whole maggots per 100 grams
- Raisins: FDA won’t take action unless 10 or more whole or equivalent Drosophila flies and 35 of its eggs are found per 8 ounces of raisins
The majority of people will not be interested or comfortable to talk about this subject, let alone trying it in reality.
But it is just for your info “FYI”.