Eating Giant Peanut Worms In China

StoryfulPublished: February 13, 2018
Published: February 13, 2018

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of worms? Are you genuinely appalled by the thought of their slimy bodies? Do you get the creeps just by imagining their slithering forms on the ground? Apparently, some people in China don’t share the same sentiment and actually find them very yummy.

As hard as it may seem, worms are a great source of protein, so they make for a perfect addition to your diet. If prepared in the right way, you may even get to like their taste. They measure at around 6 inches, but are known to grow up to 10 inches!

Peanut worms, also known as Sipunculus nudus, is a species of marine worms which thrive in the subtidal sands of the oceans and can be used as both bait and human food. They are a common street snack in South East Asia and are quite the delicacy. Their preparation starts by a thorough cleaning. Their entire trunk is removed only leaving the outer shell which is then cooked according to the eater’s liking. Peanut worms are used for preparing the pho stock in Vietnam.

It goes without saying that the initial thought would be to stay as far away from these delicacies as possible, but maybe giving them a chance won’t be too bad. Just imagine that what your eating isn’t important and focus on the taste. We bet that it would taste exquisite. So, are you up for the challenge?

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