I already wrote about how I thought Cicadas were cool and that my family has fun torturing each other using the exoskeleton they leave behind.
I even wrote about these cool sculptures someone made using the Cicadas exoskeleton.
So yea, I think they’re neat, but would I eat them?
Big fat NOPE.
Even if I was having issues getting food for my family, I would totally find another way before I ate bugs.
Thankfully I’m pretty good with foraging, so I can skip the bugs!
However, there are people that choose to eat them, not because they have to, but because they legit want to eat them.
Yes, you read that right, they WANT TO EAT THEM.
There are full blown recipes that include the Cicadas… so yea…
Apparently people are seeking out alternative ways to add protein to their diets.
They are doing this to offset the “environmental impact” of raising cattle but I’m not doing it, nope.
Experts on the subject say it’s best to eat cicadas right after they shed the exoskeleton.
This is a hard post for me to write, it’s not nearly as bad as the people eating rancid raw rotting meat, but it is close on the heave factor.
If you go to Google and type in “cicada recipes” you will see what I mean.
Would you try it? I mean, right now they’re prime for pick-ins!