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Witchetty Grubs (Witjuti grub)

Image: NZ Brendan

Food that has been sourced from and is eaten in the Australian outback is also commonly known as ‘Bush Tucker’. These moth larvae are a good source of protein and are a common staple of the Indigenous Australian diet. Tourists are often encouraged to try them in much the same way you see crickets and scorpions on display in Thailand markets. A raw witchetty grub is described to taste like almond where a cooked one has crispy skin like roast chicken with a yellow filling similar to cooked egg.

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