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Giant water bug (Belostomatidae)
Giant water bug – Belostomatidae (pouch of 2 pieces)
Due to an appearance similar to that of a scorpion and a rather large body for an insect, it is often unthinkable for most people to consume these insects. Their view causes you a hesitation and apprehension? This is a normal reaction, but don’t be fooled: the edible giant water bugs A.K.A water scorpion have an amazing taste and incomparable nutrient values.
Brown in color, the giant edible water bug or giant water scorpion is recognizable by its oval shape, its flattened body and its 3 pairs of long legs. Carnivores, giant water bugs are insects that live in ponds and lakes. Their forelegs serve them to catch their prey, which is reminiscent of the scorpion, hence their name “scorpions of water”. Because of an appearance similar to that of the scorpion and of the most important corpulence for an insect, it is often unthinkable for most people to consume these insects. Their sight causes you hesitation or apprehension? This is a normal reaction but do not be fooled: the giant eatable water bugs have an amazing taste and incomparable nutritional value.
Flavors to discover
At first glance, the giant edible water bug is unappealing; yet, to believe the entomophagi, to trust this instinct is a mistake. Indeed, this edible insect is distinguished by its flavor that is close to grilled prawns, which is very succulent. Formerly covered with corn by the Aztecs, it is still popular today by Mexicans and is found in the typical recipes of the region. Very fond of this insect, the Thais mash it before mixing it with condiments.
This is how we obtain the nam prik mangda that usually accompanies vegetables and rice. So, if you have not yet tasted the flavor of this gluttony, allow yourself a little taste adventure by ordering a 25g bag of giant edible water bugs on next-food.net.
For those who are not yet conquered the eight-insect wok, start with an appetizer of giant waterbugs edible. By putting it in the place of the usual chips or peanuts, there is a real explosion of flavors in the mouth. Moreover, children enjoy it as a treat in Thailand. Like all edible insects, the giant water bug has a high nutritional value. From protein to omega 3, through vitamins, carbohydrate and minerals, the nutrients it contains are more important than what is found in meat, milk, fish …
To get an idea, a 70 kg adult needs a daily intake of 58 g of protein. It takes 100 g of dried meat to fill it. However, by opting for insect meal or for a giant pinch of water dried, just under 78 g are enough. If you are tempted or simply adept at entomophagy, buy on next-food.net all kinds of insects to eat.