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Q: Anybody has a recipe for maggot stew or maggot risotto?

I saw maggots (some still alive) today at outside market in Yingkou, for price of 12 -18 Rmb per half kg. Liaoning maggots are aprox. 3- 4 cm long, and thick as finger. Dark brown maggots are the priciest ones, and black ones are only 12 Rmb for half kg. 

Anybody knows nutrition value of maggots? Can you gain or loose weight with diet rich in maggots?

Do maggots contain a lot of CH, or maggots are more protein based 'food'?

Can THEY eat maggots as sushi, or ones must be cooked?

 

Are there two separate characters in Chinese language for English word 'FOOD'?

 

Different character for word 'food', and different character for sentence  'not really a food, but We eat it, too!'?

 

No intention to disturb your meal, whatsoever!

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I wouldn't eat them. They feast on dead carcasses, which is good for the environment, but I assume not so good for us. They can also be used medically to eat away dead flesh on an infection that nothing else can treat, which is pretty cool.

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Yes,all you/ve got to do,is die the maggots do the rest

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I wouldn't eat them. They feast on dead carcasses, which is good for the environment, but I assume not so good for us. They can also be used medically to eat away dead flesh on an infection that nothing else can treat, which is pretty cool.

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I didn't (couldn't) get any info about it. I am not even sure, if they are maggots. It might be bug or moth cocoon. I looked for it on web, but there's no photo of it.

They sell them by piles, big as potato piles or apple piles on outside market, with scale on the side. They have more than 4-5 kg piles of each color, .

 

I am watching movie 'Silence of the Lamb'. Photo of similar thing is called 'moth cocoon', became a butterfly later in the movie.

 

 

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3 replies...

I. i once ate a girl named Maggie,, does that count? I think she had some sorta govt. job in the UK,,, important they said...

II. '8 or be 8'en' Law of Nature.

III. I read somewhere insects (is maggot an insect?) are high in protein content and are efficiently produced/farmed.

-side note-
in Thai (land) all the old' folks munch on the young David Carridine.. aka 'Grasshopper'.

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Well,let's be honest here. What you are describing aren't maggots, they're larvae of other insects. Maggots are fly larvae and are quite dangerous for people or many animals (livestock) to eat due to disease potential and this lovely condition called myiasis.

 

Anyway, the things you saw are probably grubs of safe-to-eat insects. They're higher in protein per pound (or kilo) than beef. I've had a bunch of different kinds - some were uh, sketchy tasting at best, others were quite good.  I have no problem eating insects and the such, it doesn't freak me out at all. Give them a shot. Soe can be eaten raw, but the texture is like snot inside of most of them. When cooked, they have a more meat-like consistency.  In some places, things like that are the main sources of protein.

 

Things to try: cicadas (those loud ass bugs in the trees in the summer). Texture like shrimp, tastes like a bacon wrapped cashew. Highly recommended.

 

Things to avoid: ANY scorpion. These ALL (in my opinion) taste like rotten ass. I mean they are FOUL. Avoid at all costs unless you are looking for bragging rights.

 

I'd try any of those any day over a durian or chou doufu, neither of which will come within 5 feet of my body as they are two of the most vile things ever. Nothing that smells like those things should be consumed.

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Chinese name of maggots is 'gian'. They are vegetable feed maggots, best prepared grilled!

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Did you ever find out if they were actually maggots? I've never seen them that big or that colour... They might have been silk worms.

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