Don’t get thrown by the name. These creatures have lots of nutritional benefits. They have fatty acids, flavonoids (chemicals that help fight inflammation), and amino acids. They also can be rich in minerals like iron, potassium, and phosphorus.
Some say that some species taste like cinnamon, while others are like a sour apple. In southern Africa, they’re soaked in lukewarm water to release their toxins, then sundried, washed, and cooked in warm water and salt.