5 most bizarre food to eat in the jungle
This sticky and jumping amphibian found near the swamps is edible. In fact, it is one of the many accepted meals in Japanese and Chinese cultures and they consider it as delicious as other normal food they eat. Grasshoppers (Gross level: **)
Grasshoppers can be an alternative snack for a hungry stomach. In Mexico, grasshoppers, known as chapulines, are eaten in a variety of dishes. Just like meat, these green insects with wings and antennae are rich in protein that can help supply a good amount of energy in your body.
Rat meat, while taboo in some cultures, is a dietary staple in others. In the Mihmi culture of India, rats are essential to the traditional diet. France has several regions where people eat rat. Rat meat is eaten in Vietnam, too. Swift forest rats can be a substitute meal that often live underground. Similar to grasshoppers, it can act as a source of protein. Bug larvae (Gross level: *****)
Although they may appear sticky and disgusting, bug larvae can definitely save you from the trouble. The larvae, as well as eggs, pupae, and adult form of some insects have been eaten by humans from prehistoric times to the present day. The bugs can be spotted inside rotting logs or decomposing trees, and can be eaten raw or cooked. Snakes (Gross level: ***** [a bit dangerous])
Believe it or not, vicious snakes can be a replacement to your usual meals. However, they can still get dangerous so make sure to remove its head before turning them into a dish. Better yet, leave it to the professionals. To learn more about how to survive in the jungle, watch survivalist Ed Stafford in his brand-new reality show First Man Out premiering on Jan. 29 at 9:55 p.m. on Discovery Channel.