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In many parts of the world, eating bugs is commonplace.
Insects are actually the most abundant protein source on the planet, and many of them boast dense concentrations of en-vogue nutrients like omega 3’s that we buy at fancy grocery stores.
If 2 billion people can invite insects to the dinner table, it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for you to include edible bugs in your emergency survival diet.
Bugs NOT to eat
While the majority of bugs are safe to eat, there are a few precautions you should take.
Don’t eat any insects that are brightly-colored; their coloration is a warning to predators that they’re toxic.
That even goes for the insects on this list.
Avoid hairy bugs; there may be stingers nestled in the fuzz.
Also avoid any bugs that have a potent smell (except, paradoxically, stinkbugs).
When in doubt
If you are ever in doubt about an insect’s edibility, cut off a tiny, cooked piece of it, swallow it, and wait a few hours.
If you don’t develop any symptoms, eat a larger piece and wait again.
If nothing happens, it’s probably fine.
No bug sushi
Whenever possible, you should cook your insects before you eat them.
They may carry parasites or harmful bacteria that cooking will kill, and it improves flavor and makes the nutrients more digestible.
When it comes to survival food, insects actually aren’t half bad.
Here’s how to choose which edible bugs to choke down, if it comes to that: http://www.backpacker.com/survival/8-edible-bugs-that-could-help-you-survive
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