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Alet van der Walt and her two-year-old son, Walt, Afrikaaners, carting cleaned, salted, cooked, and dried mopane worms back to South Africa where they will be sold to wholesalers; Walt helps himself to a personal snack of the commodity along the return trip. Botswana. Dried mopane worms have three times the protein content of beef and can be stored for many months. Eaten dry the worms are hard, crispy, and woody tasting. In your mouth, they taste like salty sawdust. (Man Eating Bugs page 131 Top)

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Alet van der Walt and her two-year-old son, Walt, Afrikaaners, carting cleaned, salted, cooked, and dried mopane worms back to South Africa where they will be sold to wholesalers; Walt helps himself to a personal snack of the commodity along the return trip. Botswana. Dried mopane worms have three times the protein content of beef and can be stored for many months. Eaten dry the worms are hard, crispy, and woody tasting. In your mouth, they taste like salty sawdust. (Man Eating Bugs page 131 Top)