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Offline thaiga

eating fried bugs might be fatal
« on: October 16, 2013, 01:14:17 PM »
BANGKOK, 16 October 2013 (NNT) – The Director General of the Department of Medical Sciences has disclosed an alarming fact that eating fried insects may cause fatalities due to a chemical substance contained in bugs.



Dr. Aphichat Mongkol, Director General of the Department of Medical Sciences, revealed that a chemical substance called Histamine can be fatal to those who have ingested too much of it.

Histamine is normally found in all sorts of foods; however, more of it can be found in those that are high in protein and food that is unclean. Generally the human body is able to cope with low levels of Histamine - usually about 100-200 mg/kg. However, ingesting food that is dirty or contaminated with bacteria can cause high levels of Histamine to enter the body.

Systems of too much Histamine can cause skin infection, rash, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting and asthma. The systems vary in different people and depend on the amount ingested. In serious cases, it can even cause death.

The Department of Medical Science has therefore issued a warning for the general public to avoid consuming fried insects - especially those who have a history of allergies or asthma. Furthermore, should people still feel the need to snack on the insects, it is advised that they should only consume the well-known varieties that are widely sold in the market.

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Offline Al

Re: eating fried bugs might be fatal
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 01:27:00 PM »
Wow - I ate a couple of grasshoppers just last night while enjoying a big night out with the family at Save One.  :fart
 

Offline thaiga

Re: eating fried bugs might be fatal
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 01:41:00 PM »
You'll be ok al according to the telegraph

Eating insects such as wasps and grasshoppers has health benefits and should be encouraged in the Western diet, scientists have said.

The bugs are rich in protein and some minerals and are lower in cholesterol than beef or pork.

Research carried out at the National Autonomous University of Mexico found that 1,700 species are eaten in at least 113 countries across the world, usually as a substitute for meat.

full story telegraph.co.uk
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 06:07:26 AM »
Yeah, I've had the grass hoppers too on several occasions.  Next time you take a trip to Nana plaza take a few bags of the insects with you into one of the titty bars.  Watch the girls flock all around you.  ;D
 

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 09:50:38 AM »
Yeah, I've had the grass hoppers too on several occasions.  Next time you take a trip to Nana plaza take a few bags of the insects with you into one of the titty bars.  Watch the girls flock all around you.  ;D

While, that sounds like a good plan, I suspect my wife would be less than impressed. :hunter
 

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Re: eating fried bugs might be fatal
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 10:14:08 AM »
Hey , it works Al :).  Insects and any rodent meat on a stick.
 

 



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