General chatter - How many WW points are in grasshoppers?

12-14-2010, 05:13 PM

Last week my friend Rima gathered a bunch of people together at a really nice Mexican restaurant where we all sampled some grasshopper empanadas. You can read the tale here of the culinary adventure :)

12-14-2010, 05:23 PM
You're brave Matt! Looks like they're good for low carb diets too! At first I thought you meant a grasshopper cocktail and thought, "oh geez about a million WW points!"


Serv. Size 100 grams
Calories n/a
Fat Cal. 30
*Percent Daily Values(DV) are
based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Amount/Serving %DV* Amount/Serving %DV*

Total Fat 3.3 g 5% Total Carb. 0 g 0%
Sat Fat n/a g n/a% Fiber n/a g n/a%
Cholest. n/a mg n/a % Sugars 0 g n/a%
Sodium n/a mg n/a% Protein 14.3g 29%
Potassium n/a mg n/a%

Vitamin A n/a% - Vitamin C 0% - Calcium 3% - Iron 20%

12-14-2010, 05:25 PM
Very cool.

Doing the math (4 calories per gram of carbohydrates and 9 calories per gram of fat), grasshoppers only have about 100 calories per 100g. That's about the same calories per gram as shrimp.

12-14-2010, 05:27 PM
I didn't think people would actually look it up ;)

I was sort of joking with the title, but its good to know!

12-14-2010, 05:31 PM
I knew you were joking. I just got curious.

12-14-2010, 05:35 PM
I've looked up some pretty strange foods myself.

So how were the grasshoppers? I've seen a lot of insect dishes on the food and travel channels, including the grasshopper tacos. I've tried a lot of strange foods, but I'm squeamish about insects. Still, if there's one way I would be able to eat them, fried and seasoned, wrapped in a taco would probably be it.

Seeing the legs would do me in though, so I'd have to make sure all of the little legs were tucked in.

12-14-2010, 05:54 PM
they were crunchy and sort of tasted a bit like popcorn. Not a strong flavor either way. I certainly wouldn't rave about them, but it wasn't horrible ;)

12-14-2010, 06:40 PM
Far braver than me. No way would I try that. Bravo!

12-14-2010, 07:42 PM
I've eaten them. Crunchy and a bit like popcorn describes them well.

It's an acquired taste, that's for sure. LOL

12-16-2010, 12:45 AM
Well, if you have to go catch the little buggers yourself, I would say they are 0 pts.:D