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10 exotic dishes that might make you queasy

By: Katherine Butler on March 28, 2011, 12:09 p.m.
close-up of termites

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Termites are eaten in many cultures. When cooked, they have a nutty flavor that some compare to roasted almonds. They are easily cooked in their own oils and are high in fat and protein. Termites are popular in Indonesia as well as Africa, where they are fried and eaten as roadside snacks.