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What would a bushtucker diet of bugs and mouse tails do to the body?
BBC ^ | December 2, 2011 | Megan Lane

Posted on 12/03/2011 12:41:43 PM PST by decimon

As the annual spectacle of celebrities eating jungle nasties draws to a close this weekend, what's the nutritional value of an I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! style diet?

There was a woman who swallowed a fly. Then a spider that wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.

The thrill of this nursery rhyme - and its TV equivalent, the bushtucker trial on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! - is the excruciating thought of eating something icky and unlikely.

But what would a diet of spiders and flies, mouse tails and camel toes do to the body? Is there enough nutritional value in these icky somethings to sustain human life?

Yes - in part, say experts, if eaten with fruit and vegetables to provide missing vitamins and minerals.

"It's estimated that about 70% of the world's population eats insects as a regular part of their diet," says entomologist Stuart Hine, from the insect department at London's Natural History Museum.

"They have about the same amount of protein per 100g as cheese, eggs, fish and meat. And in many insects, it's higher. But there's a difference between what's in it and what we can digest."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: british; diet

1 posted on 12/03/2011 12:41:47 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
What would a bushtucker diet of bugs and mouse tails do to the body?

I hope to never personally know the answer to this question.

2 posted on 12/03/2011 12:45:40 PM PST by umgud
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To: decimon

I hang out with the top end of the food chain. Taco Bell is about as native as I will go.


3 posted on 12/03/2011 12:46:37 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Well we know then you can handle eating tapeworms.


4 posted on 12/03/2011 12:49:03 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: decimon

How much bush could a bushtucker tuck if a bushtucker could tuck bush?


5 posted on 12/03/2011 12:52:12 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: decimon

Camel toes?
LOL


6 posted on 12/03/2011 12:54:54 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: decimon

Yes, a diet of bugs like crawfish are part of the jambalaya of cuisines that people of taste have acquired. A diet of spiders and flies, mouse tails and camel toes sounds like the cuisine of DemonRATs!


7 posted on 12/03/2011 12:59:25 PM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Kirkwood
"You rang?"


8 posted on 12/03/2011 12:59:52 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: umgud
The Australian aboriginals have managed quite well for about 50,000 years eating a diet not far from that. Witchetty Grubs are considered a delicacy BUSH TUCKER
9 posted on 12/03/2011 1:07:13 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Secret Agent Man

Exuse me, but I don’t follow what you’re suggesting. To me, it appears a non sequitur.


10 posted on 12/03/2011 1:10:06 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Kirkwood
Camel toes?

If you can face up to it.

11 posted on 12/03/2011 1:10:06 PM PST by decimon
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I’m suggesting you’re exposing yourself to enough bugs by eating Taco bell. If I wanted to play gastro-intestinal russian roulette, I’d get me some Taco Bell.

The food service industry is notorious for food handling employees not washing their hands properly or at all. We don’t eat at certain places anymore because of it.


12 posted on 12/03/2011 1:18:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: umgud

Don’t knock it if you’ve never tasted roasted witchetty grubs. Creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside. Yum!!! Plenty of protein and dessert all in one.


13 posted on 12/03/2011 1:25:38 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: ErnBatavia
"You rang?

What the ****!...

14 posted on 12/03/2011 1:48:02 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: decimon
But what would a diet of spiders and flies, mouse tails and camel toes do to the body?

I don't know about the spiders and flies, but those camel toes? Like Andy Griffith said, "Ummm ummm GOOD!"

15 posted on 12/03/2011 2:24:19 PM PST by Wingy (Don't blame me. I voted for the chick. I hope to do so again.)
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To: Kirkwood
What's the official minimum daily requirement on that?

I'm sure it's lower than my estimate.

16 posted on 12/03/2011 4:04:55 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Kirkwood; Lazmataz

**** “ Camel toes? LOL “ *****

I think Laz has a 500 page Recipe Book (I might be wrong, maybe or it might be 750 pages) with wonderful color pictures... It’s a Coffee Table Must Have! It is so popular they can’t keep it on the shelves I haven’t been able to find it in any Store and I have looked.

TT


17 posted on 12/03/2011 4:59:58 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

***** “ I’m suggesting you’re exposing yourself to enough bugs by eating Taco bell. If I wanted to play gastro-intestinal russian roulette, I’d get me some Taco Bell.

The food service industry is notorious for food handling employees not washing their hands properly or at all. We don’t eat at certain places anymore because of it. “ *****

Just a thought ... if you removed everything from your body that wasn’t a Bacteria or Germ ... you would look just the same (visually. or as people would see you...) can’t remember where I saw / read that ... might have been Thomas Gold in his “Deep Hot Biosphere” book...

TT


18 posted on 12/03/2011 5:10:08 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: decimon
"It's estimated that about 70% of the world's population eats insects as a regular part of their diet,"

Suggested change:

It's estimated that about 70% of the world's population knowingly eats insects as a regular part of their diet. The remaining 30% does so unknowingly.

19 posted on 12/03/2011 7:49:37 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: decimon
"And 20% of imported dates have a small caterpillar inside."

Hmmm.

20 posted on 12/03/2011 7:55:52 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: decimon

anybody for bushtuckering?

http://bushtuckertours.com/


21 posted on 12/03/2011 9:10:11 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: decimon
Ask Renfield...


22 posted on 12/03/2011 9:14:33 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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