There are regular scorpions, measuring about 4-5 cm (1.5-2"), and then there are giant Asian black forest scorpions: double the size and scampering around on this planet for over 400 million years. That's right, these critters have been around since 200 million years before the dinosaurs! The Takeo Tokyo Edible Black Scorpion brings one of these veterans to your table, cooked, and ready to eat. And if you are concerned about the possibility of venom, you shouldn't be: its venom isn't toxic, meaning it isn't dangerous for humans to eat.
The scorpion meal waiting inside the Takeo Tokyo Edible Black Scorpion pack isn't as exotic as it might seem: in China, the black Asian forest scorpion is used as both food and medicine, and it's eaten all over Southeast Asia. It's also widely sold as a pet because of its impressive size and, as mentioned, the low toxicity of its venom. You should try it at least once - or serve it, if only to see the look on your friends' faces!
The Takeo Tokyo Edible Black Scorpion features:
- Ingredients: 1 black Asian forest scorpion, salt
- Weight: 6 g (0.2 oz)
- Store away from direct sunlight, high temperatures, and humid conditions
- Best consumed within one month from production date
- Country of origin: Thailand
- May vary from images
- Not recommended for people with shrimp or shellfish allergies
- Instructions: Japanese