Eating worm eggs: Good or bad?

Should we be eating the eggs of parasites?: You be the judge!
Should we be eating the eggs of parasites?: You be the judge!Courtesy Meng Weng Wong
Oh, look: Here's an article about how eating parasitic worm eggs might alleviate the symptoms of chronic bowel disease. (In addition to that, however, it will also give you parasitic worms, so the whole worm egg treatment is kind of a double-edged sword at this point.)

I don't feel like summing up the article for y'all right now, so I'm just going to paste some excerpts for you to suss out:

"A man who swallowed worm eggs... restores mucus production in the colon... abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea... (parasitic worm)... self-treatment with the worm eggs... increase mucous production in the entire colon... the worms trigger a big sneeze of the gut... lucky... may exacerbate bowel inflammation.... a worm that infects pigs."

Pretty rich stuff, eh? You could just eat that with a spoon.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

why the heck would I WANT TO EAT WORM EGGS?

posted on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 10:54am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

really y the heck would you eat worm eggs!

posted on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 1:21pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

I know, right?!?! Ick.

I didn't read the post either, but the only reasons to eat worm eggs that I could think of would be because you were really lonely, or if they were the only kind eggs you had available.

posted on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 2:34pm
michelle's picture
michelle says:

yuk gross

posted on Wed, 01/05/2011 - 12:11pm
chrristopher  eynols's picture
chrristopher eynols says:

that is true

posted on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 12:07pm
anonymous's picture
anonymous says:

Why would someone want to eat worm eggs?

posted on Sun, 02/13/2011 - 1:11pm
jabari's picture
jabari says:

i learned that its ok to eat worm eggs because they increase mucus production.

posted on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 8:55am
Adara's picture
Adara says:

Eating worm eggs would not be my first pick, but it serves as good quality food for people who are trying to survive, just for fun, or just being sill, or that is all they can afford. I don't think it is very nice for people to make fun of other different foods. Yeah, it may be gross but WATCH YOUR MOUTHS!

posted on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:05pm

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