Would you eat food made with bugs if it tastes good?
I just learned that the beef jerky sticks I've been eating contains carmine which is made from crushed beetles.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 71 week ago
Nope. Nopity nope, nope, nope.
- MinteeLv 71 month ago
99.9% of all red food coloring is made from crushed up red beetle wings.. you already are probabnly eating p lenty of bugs
- Anonymous1 month ago
I heard this too, just to colour it and also lipstick so I am kissing no women who wear lipstick
- deniseLv 71 month ago
Cochineal [red food coloring] is made from crushed beetles.
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- conley39Lv 71 month ago
Yes, if it tasted good.
- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 71 month ago
I'd try it, but I don't think there are bugs in your jerky. Carmine can be a deep red color, scale insects (with not enough bulk to worry with in making food, or I suspect in your jerky, a pigment of a bright-red color obtained from the aluminium salt of carminic acid.
There's a disambiguation of he word on Wikipedia.
- DimoLv 51 month ago
You have been eating foods with red coloring for your whole life -- those bugs.
If you are eating beef jerky sticks you are eating a LOT worse than a couple of beetles.
- ProfGene.TogolotLv 71 month ago
I could see dong that if you were starving in a wilderness and some professors have had their students to this as a survival lesson but barring that there is plenty of food that is not made from bugs that tastes good. I have eaten many edible weeds.
- 1 month ago
No eating bugs is mean/bullying
- MurzyLv 71 month ago
I guess that is why they are not "Kosher".