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I have a Korean friend who bought a can of silkworm pupae and is trying to get me to eat them.<br><br>
I am not.<br><br>
He said "well it sounds weird, but you have to wait till you try it before you decide"... um no. I told him that if he's waiting for me to try it he's going to be waiting a longggggggggggggg time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I don't blame you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross">
 

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Personally I would try it! What is the worst that could happen? I would also ask your friend how do the Koreans eat it, do they eat with something else? (I am assuming it is something Korean's eat, right?!) Very interesting stuff!
 

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Did you eat them?<br><br>
I can't believe there aren't more people curious about this!!!<br><br>
FTR, no how, no way. Which is totally culturally-conditioned, I know. It's not like I can even claim to be vegetarian. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
What do they look like? WHY do people eat them?
 

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No, I'm not trying them. Yes, I realize that this means that I am sadly Americanized, I told him that yesterday evening when the subject first came up.<br><br>
I love lots of foods that are 'strange' to a lot of Americans (shredded dried cuttlefish, YUM), but I am just not eating worms. Particularly mid-pupation caterpillars. I know that they only eat mulberry leaves, it's not as if they're digging around in carcasses or something, but... no.<br><br>
ETA: <a href="http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000398.php" target="_blank">This</a> is what they are.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">No, I'm not trying them. Yes, I realize that this means that I am sadly Americanized, I told him that yesterday evening when the subject first came up.<br><br>
I love lots of foods that are 'strange' to a lot of Americans (shredded dried cuttlefish, YUM), but I am just not eating worms. Particularly mid-pupation caterpillars. I know that they only eat mulberry leaves, it's not as if they're digging around in carcasses or something, but... no.<br><br>
ETA: <a href="http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000398.php" target="_blank">This</a> is what they are.</div>
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That was hilarious! I must admit they look gross! I would still try one though...with a bottle of beer.
 

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<span style="font-family:Georgia;"><span style="font-size:large;"><span>I know that around the world bugs are a prime source of protein but-- the only bugs that I eat are the ones that get sucked in by accident, cuz I am a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></span></span></span>
 

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Ooohhh, that's a bad link to go to for a pregnant woman who hasn't had breakfast yet... arrghldkfjk.<br><br>
Gross. Call me American, but bugs? No, thanks. I'll take my nice sirloin steak for protein, kthxbai.
 
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