Entomophagy

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    Jan 04, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    Today I'm looking into the viability of Entomophagy as an added diet for me to build muscle.

    My fitness level has been abysmal at best but its mainly has to do that I'm not consuming enough to build the weight I want because the cost.

    for those who don't know what Entomophagy is....

    The meaning to the word is 'to consume insects'



    I'm also thinking about having my own little farm in order to down cost. What do you guys think? You can be grossed out for sure but if it helps for my dietary satisfaction, then why not.
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    Jan 04, 2014 8:28 PM GMT
    I think it's common knowledge at this point that many insects are really good for you and high in protein.
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    Jan 04, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    Some people do and some people don't but I want some of the fitness background people to give their views on it.

    People can feel yuck about it as with Jeff (aristoshark) lol

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    Jan 04, 2014 8:36 PM GMT
    Don't we just need a certain percentage of the various amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein? Does it matter where these amino acids come from?
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    Jan 04, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
    ikilledcaptainplanet saidhair is "supposedly" a good source of protein as well as semen BUT does that mean you should eat it. i'll be damned if i have to eat a fucking cockroach for protein. hell no.

    Cockroaches are probably crunchy.
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    Jan 04, 2014 8:56 PM GMT
    The myth that we eat spiders at night...
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    Jan 04, 2014 9:00 PM GMT
    Insects are abundant so its time to eat them while we still can.
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    Jan 04, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    I have been coming across quite a few of these while cutting up dead pine trees recently:

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    Can't quite bring myself to take a bite though...

    A looong time ago, I shared an office with a guy who studied bacteria in cricket guts. So he had a lot of crickets to dispose of. We had "chocolate chirp cookies" in the break room, etc.
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    Jan 04, 2014 10:15 PM GMT
    Yummy at the tube grub! LOL

    But seriously guys I kinda want to know how much should I eat if I am to roast it.
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    Jan 04, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
    I've also considered this..but insects freak me out.esp the flying ones! Guess after you eat one that perspective will change
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    Jan 04, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
    Fivealive saidhow much should I eat if I am to roast it.

    Dip them in batter and deep fry them. Everything is better deep fried.

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    Jan 04, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
    Just go for a bike ride with your mouth open. Wash the big ones down with a swig of water.
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    Jan 04, 2014 11:24 PM GMT
    And here you go.
    http://www.insectsarefood.com/recipes.html
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    Jan 05, 2014 3:04 AM GMT
    Some seafood that people eat are more or less bugs. Lobster, shrimp, nudibranchs (sea slugs), bivalves maybe as well.
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    Jan 05, 2014 7:04 AM GMT
    ikilledcaptainplanet saidhair is "supposedly" a good source of protein as well as semen BUT does that mean you should eat it. i'll be damned if i have to eat a fucking cockroach for protein. hell no.


    I hear you, but just to be scientifically accurate, not all proteins are created equal. Proteins are (if not the most) among the most diverse and complex molecular structures known. Hair, like fingernails, is mostly keratin. It isn't particularly digestible so it isn't a good source of protein. People who have an abnormal compulsion to eat their own hair (which is strongly correlated with trichotillomania, the compulsion to pull out one's hair) frequently develop gastric complications because they basically grow giant hairballs, called trichobezoars, that impede the digestion of actual food. This is why cats cough up hairballs from the fur they swallow through self-grooming: they can't digest the hair any more than we can.

    Semen, contrary to popular perception, isn't actually that high in protein content relative to everything else that's in it (I will let you look up human semen composition for yourself because I think I've used up my gross-out allowance in the previous paragraph). That said, I seem to recall someone had the bright idea of writing a cookbook that used semen as a recipe ingredient...something like "cooking with cum." Go figure.

    I suppose now entomophagy doesn't seem all that bizarre.
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    Jan 05, 2014 7:12 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidI have been coming across quite a few of these while cutting up dead pine trees recently:

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    Can't quite bring myself to take a bite though...

    A looong time ago, I shared an office with a guy who studied bacteria in cricket guts. So he had a lot of crickets to dispose of. We had "chocolate chirp cookies" in the break room, etc.


    Oh have I got a video for ALL OF YOU! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif



    Let's see how many of you would still kiss him after that. Probably a lot of you guys because you're all horny f***ers. HAHA.
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    Jan 05, 2014 7:13 AM GMT
    GIF for the Flash challenged..

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    Jan 05, 2014 7:30 AM GMT
    xrichx saidGIF for the Flash challenged..

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    That shit was like candy for most of our ancestors
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    Jan 05, 2014 7:35 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidAs lumpy has said, shrimp, lobster, crab: all big bugs in the sea. And tasty as can be. icon_biggrin.gif

    I've had ants, spiders and grasshoppers, but mostly just as a gimmick: the chocolate or candy covered ones. If something like a grasshopper actually cooked like a shrimp, I'd eat it. But wow, are you in for a lot of removing of legs and stuff, hahaha.


    Yeah, no. Can't stand crabs or lobster. (Breakfast at Woods Hole. "Oh fuck... Lobster again.") Shrimp and scallops, properly cooked, are like candy though. Used to scoop up a big bag of them on a dive and have them for breakfast or late night snack fresh from the sea. I had a dive buddy who would crack one open, take the regulator out of her mouth and slurp one down, guts and all. Just because she knew it would gross me out. Bitch.
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    Jan 05, 2014 8:06 AM GMT
    I'm had Meal Worm Spring Rolls which had a very odd texture. Chocolate Covered Bees and Ants, and Chocolate Chirp Cookies made with crickets. Those were pretty good. The Chocolate Covered Ants tasted like Chocolate Rice Crispy's.
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    Jan 05, 2014 8:07 AM GMT
    mindgarden said
    xrichx saidGIF for the Flash challenged..

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    That shit was like candy for most of our ancestors
    Not sure about candy. Maybe more like an entree, a squirmy Hot Pocket perhaps.
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    Jan 05, 2014 8:28 AM GMT
    Well, if we are really going there, then somebody needs to bring up geoducks.

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    Jan 05, 2014 8:52 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidWell, if we are really going there, then somebody needs to bring up geoducks.


    I have always wondered if anyone has ever tried...you know...

    I mean, you've all heard the stories about using produce. Cucumbers and the like. These probably would smell something awful. icon_neutral.gif