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Would you eat cricket protein?

NorthCascadesNorthCascades Posts: 8,396Member Member Posts: 8,396Member Member
This week's "Hidden Brain" was about how people decide what we consider food and what we don't. I caught part of the show on my way to a hiking trail, people were commenting that you can't even tell the protein bar was made with ground up crickets.

So ... would you?

Here's the podcast version of anyone wants to listen: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/13/676467019/yum-and-yuck-the-psychology-of-what-we-eat-and-what-we-spit-out
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  • estherdragonbatestherdragonbat Posts: 4,855Member Member Posts: 4,855Member Member
    I'm a kosher vegetarian, so that would be a "no". Unless it was a matter of life and death, of course.
  • TheBigYin1984TheBigYin1984 Posts: 280Member, Premium Member Posts: 280Member, Premium Member
    I’ve eaten insects when they were on the menu a few times. So not a problem for me.
  • kami3006kami3006 Posts: 4,849Member, Greeter, Premium Member Posts: 4,849Member, Greeter, Premium Member
    Yes, I would.
  • Safari_GalSafari_Gal Posts: 888Member Member Posts: 888Member Member
    I would try it. I had molpani worms in Zimbabwe- they were actually pretty good. :)

  • L1zardQueenL1zardQueen Posts: 6,870Member Member Posts: 6,870Member Member
    Yep! If it’s ground up into itty bitty pieces, I would eat it. I’m of the mindset, if you can’t see it, it won’t hurt you. :p
  • midwesterner85midwesterner85 Posts: 9,066Member Member Posts: 9,066Member Member
    @cricketpower Thoughts?
    edited December 2018
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 1,960Member Member Posts: 1,960Member Member
    I'm a kosher vegetarian, so that would be a "no". Unless it was a matter of life and death, of course.

    If we take out the vegetarian part then your answer is very similar answer to mine.
  • Running2FitRunning2Fit Posts: 710Member Member Posts: 710Member Member
    Yup, I’d eat it. I have zero problems with the idea of eating insects.
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Posts: 6,165Member Member Posts: 6,165Member Member
    I’ve eaten insects when they were on the menu a few times. So not a problem for me.

    Ditto.
  • AlabasterVerveAlabasterVerve Posts: 3,043Member Member Posts: 3,043Member Member
    No, beef is my preferred protein.
  • 777Gemma888777Gemma888 Posts: 6,958Member Member Posts: 6,958Member Member
    The ones made from Cricket flour? I would eat it, if all other options were eliminated. I would rather eat ossobuco, steak or lamb though. For the protein hit, gimme 2 eggs thanks and I will roll over the surplus negligible calories . 😉
  • orangegatoorangegato Posts: 5,061Member Member Posts: 5,061Member Member
    In terms of protein powders, I don’t see any advantage to it over my plant based powder so I prefer to not eat them. Perhaps I would try a chapuline taco if I visit Mexico.
  • L1zardQueenL1zardQueen Posts: 6,870Member Member Posts: 6,870Member Member
    I tried growing/breeding crickets to feed my lizards, what a stinky hobby. Not good a good idea.
  • LounmounLounmoun Posts: 8,426Member Member Posts: 8,426Member Member
    Not unless I had to.
    I have vomitted in the past after watching someone eat insects. I have a particular phobia of crickets so thinking about eating them even ground up would have a strong reaction. There would be a large mental hurdle to get over for me.
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 7,770Member Member Posts: 7,770Member Member
    Yup I would try it. I'm not a fan of eating the insect itself due to the texture (feeling of the crunch and legs) but all ground up, ya why not.
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 7,770Member Member Posts: 7,770Member Member
    I tried growing/breeding crickets to feed my lizards, what a stinky hobby. Not good a good idea.

    It really is so stinky. My brother had a pet lizard and the crickets would die and rot... Yickkk that smell :s
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