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Old 12-14-2010, 04:13 PM   #1  
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Default How many WW points are in grasshoppers?

http://www.news-geek.com/blog/grassh...das-are-gross/

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
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:23 PM   #2  
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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!"

LARGE GRASSHOPPERS
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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%
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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.

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Old 12-14-2010, 04:27 PM   #4  
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I didn't think people would actually look it up

I was sort of joking with the title, but its good to know!
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I knew you were joking. I just got curious.
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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.

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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
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Far braver than me. No way would I try that. Bravo!
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I've eaten them. Crunchy and a bit like popcorn describes them well.

It's an acquired taste, that's for sure. LOL
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Well, if you have to go catch the little buggers yourself, I would say they are 0 pts.
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