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While not popular in the U.S., grasshoppers are eaten in many other countries. Edible insects are available in some ethnic markets in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Dave Wallis / The Forum

F-M markets offer edible insects

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I ate a bug.

And you can, too.

The Lotus Blossom Asian market on Main Street in Fargo carries not only grasshoppers, but kai mod dang - otherwise known as red ant larvae - and silkworm moth pupae - "pupa" being a pre-adult stage in the life of the bug.


The idea of eating creepy-crawly insects may be hard for Americans to swallow (all puns intended), but in some other parts of the world, there's nothing strange about it.

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