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Scientists Suggest We Eat Cicadas

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Prepare to be grossed out. Scientists are now saying that the cicadas set to invade the East Coast any day now, can make for a good snack.

From MSN,

…scientists are advising people to take the opportunity to chow down on these tasty morsels. Isa Betancourt, an entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, suggests regarding the noisy invaders as “the shrimp of the land.” Betancourt suggests grabbing the cicadas for a snack in the morning when they first emerge from the ground because “that’s when they’re softest.” Mike Raupp, an entomology professor of the University of Maryland who has penned a cicada cookbook, says: “Boiled they’re going to taste a lot like shrimp.

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