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Inside a Chinese Cockroach Farm
The Telegraph ^ | Malcolm Moore

Posted on 06/10/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The correct way to eat a cockroach, at least in this corner of northern China, is to fry it not once but twice in a wok of smoking hot oil.

The cockroach, whose innards resemble cottage cheese, has an earthy taste, with a slight twinge of ammonia. But they have become popular in China not for their taste, but for their medicinal benefits.

"They really are a miracle drug," said Liu Yusheng, a professor at the Shandong Agricultural university and the head of Shandong province's Insect Association. "They can cure a number of ailments and they work much faster than other medicine."

For a decade, Mr Wang farmed another type of insect, Eupolyphaga Sinensis, which is also used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

But in the past two years, the demand for cockroaches has soared, and Mr Wang has switched his entire production to Periplaneta americana, or the American cockroach, a copper-coloured insect that grows to just over an inch and a half.

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


TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chima; cockroach; food

1 posted on 06/10/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe this is why the Chinese are buying up Detroit. Plentiful indigenous population to jump start new farms.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 11:03:33 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: nickcarraway

I prefer “free range.” They are tastier.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 11:03:52 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: nickcarraway

Note to self: “Never click on links that have cockroach in their titles while eating lunch......”


4 posted on 06/10/2014 11:04:04 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I don’t know, sounds like a good appetite control technique to me.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 11:06:02 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: nickcarraway

Approved on ACA formulary list for inclusion as a protein source in Michelle Obamas school lunch program.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 11:06:36 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: nickcarraway
to each his own..but for now....ill stick to my favorite cockroach.....The wicked good Maine Lobster!....slathered in real butter....Ahuh!
7 posted on 06/10/2014 11:08:36 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: nickcarraway
I grew up in New Orleans. We have roaches there that fly across the room like a small bat. One got into a jar of strawberry preserves and I spread it on my bread by accident. Looked like a lump of big strawberry. Bit it in half. I can still taste the funkiness and I am in my 70s.

As I said, I grew up in New Orleans. I have eaten a lot of “strange” things, intentionally and unintentional. I don't care how you prepare it.....roach is out!

8 posted on 06/10/2014 11:09:05 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: dblshot

It’s gross, but insects may be the solution to world hunger.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 11:09:05 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: 5thGenTexan
"We kill them before they reach four months old, because then their wings are fully grown and they can fly," he said.

The flying part is disturbing.

10 posted on 06/10/2014 11:12:28 AM PDT by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: DonaldC
Getting rid of government meddling is the solution to world hunger.

/johnny

11 posted on 06/10/2014 11:14:27 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DonaldC
I'll stick to grasshoppers and ants thank you.
12 posted on 06/10/2014 11:17:14 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: nickcarraway
"an earthy taste, with a slight twinge of ammonia"

So have a bowl of dirt and a swig of Windex(TM)

13 posted on 06/10/2014 11:24:27 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like Washington DC.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 11:24:45 AM PDT by boycott
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To: DonaldC

The Greens would love to eliminate beef, chicken and fish and substitute insects as the source of protein for us proles. The Inner Party would still get steak, of course.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 11:25:35 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Hot Tabasco
Note to self: “Never click on links that have cockroach in their titles while eating lunch......”

You might want to re-think that. If you have ever eaten lobster, you have eaten a type of insect. Albeit a sealife form of it. Some say the same about crawdads and shrimp.

16 posted on 06/10/2014 11:28:42 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: M-cubed

see post 16... :)


17 posted on 06/10/2014 11:29:35 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Gadsden1st
If you grew up in Nawleans and you ever et crawdads or had a shrimp or lobster po'boy...

You have technically eaten a type of insect. I gar-un-tee.

18 posted on 06/10/2014 11:32:52 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: M-cubed

I’m with you. And if I can’t get lobster I can be satisfied with crab legs.....but pour on the butter all the same.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 11:33:00 AM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: DonaldC

Clams and oysters, not to mention caviar, are pretty disgusting as well when you stop to think about it, but they are so popular that come people have started farming them (and harvesting the caviar).


20 posted on 06/10/2014 11:35:32 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Tucker39

Oh yeah, forgot about the crabs...


21 posted on 06/10/2014 11:36:16 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: JRandomFreeper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0nQMgaJibc


22 posted on 06/10/2014 11:37:28 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Cowboy Bob
F.Y.I. - Free range for a cockroach is:
23 posted on 06/10/2014 11:42:36 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: DonaldC

24 posted on 06/10/2014 11:43:59 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Utilizer

We should GM modify Lobsters and cray fish to live out of water, and call them land lobsters....

However I think scorpions do tast like lobster supposedly...


25 posted on 06/10/2014 11:45:39 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Utilizer
Some say the same about crawdads and shrimp.

Shrimp are basically the buzzards of the sea world. But they sure are tasty!

26 posted on 06/10/2014 11:53:57 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: GraceG

Not sure about the scorpions, but I understand that people do eat snakes and sometimes tarantulas so I suppose it is possible.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 11:55:40 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Vigilanteman
Actually I believe that distinction falls more readily to the crabs, but I am with you on the shrimp tastiness.

I still eat shrimp on occasion, but ever since it was pointed out some time ago how lobsters had most of the characteristics of all other insects, I have not been able to eat one again.

28 posted on 06/10/2014 11:59:19 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

They call crawdads ‘mud bugs’ down in Louisiana. I’ve seen the nasty water they come out of and no thank you.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 12:10:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: DonaldC
It’s gross, but insects may be the solution to world hunger.

So is dog poop.......one sniff and you lose any appetite you may have had.

30 posted on 06/10/2014 12:48:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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