Everything was created by God, including the food we eat and the people that eat them. God made all things but also gave some restrictions on what to eat and things not to be eaten by his children. Being ignorant of this, many Nigerians have chosen to eat anything that they come across.
Sommy Increase brings to you the most disgusting things eaten by Nigerians.
5th day markets were a big deal in some villages in Nigeria, almost everything else revolved around the vendor expose. You will always see dried gutted frogs strung on long poles and displayed for sale. It was encourage that the consumer reconstitute the frogs in some war water and salt before use.
Winged termite and Crickets
They are weirdly attracted to fluorescent lights and often congregate around the lights during nightfall. Nigerians would wet the concrete floor with some water and use big brooms to swat the flying termites down; then collect them and roast with some salt.
My goodness snakes! I have memories of seeing freshly killed snakes held up for sale while doing the highway stretch from Lagos to Osun. Snakes are a big part of Nigerian food culture; they are often roasted or stewed to serve.
You know how they say everything tastes like chicken? Well alligators do not; they are the most complex tasting animal protein humans ever had. The deliciousness people claim that comes from the open pit fire roasting, is something i am yet to fathom.
Mopane (Mopani) Worms – (Imbrassia belina)
Mopane worms – touted as having 3 times as much protein as beef mopane worms are actually caterpillars not worms. They get their name from hanging out on mopane trees. Even though these are not very popular in main centers in Nigeria, large industries have been created around these worms in southern African countries like Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. You can find the dry roasted black warms being sold in local village markets in Nigeria.