What Happens When You Eat Maggots?


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Although they are considered infestations and a sign that food has decayed beyond the point of being consumable in most Western cultures, maggots are actually edible. In fact, maggots are considered a superfood, meaning they are high in key nutrients that aid in maintaining good health.

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When maggots deposit their digestive juices onto meat, they consume the good nutrients and leave behind the bad. Specifically, the high amino acid and fatty content of maggots makes them the perfect counterbalance in diets with a heavy lean meat content. Maggots are grown for consumption in many cultures as a natural way of preventing diseases commonly associated with diets with an imbalance of proteins to fats.

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