There are many kinds of grubs that can be found in gardens. Many hurt the plants so need to be taken care of as soon as possible. This talks about witchetty grubs which are one of these types. If you garden you should know about the different ones and what to do about them.
- Witchetty grubs are called witjuri by the indigenous people of Australia. They are an important staple of bushtucker, the wild menu of the region.
- The flesh will firm up with cooking, but the inside retains a soft texture much like and uncooked egg yolk.
- While witchetty grubs are a food source in Aboriginal regions and are even popping up in restaurants that serve native food, their appearance is rather gross to those of us that don’t feel like eating them.
“Witchetty grubs can grow several inches long and are fatter than a large man’s thumb. While their girth makes for a nice sized snack, they are also prolific feeders.”