NBC News – If you have a seafood allergy, the FDA said you may want to pass on the cicada recipes popping up across the internet.
“Yep! We have to say it! Don’t eat #cicadas if you’re allergic to seafood as these insects share a family relation to shrimp and lobsters,” the agency tweeted Wednesday.
The warning coincides with the emergence of billions of cicadas in Eastern U.S. With a bug surplus, more adventurous culinary connoisseurs have tasked themselves with finding a way to make them appetizing, though some describe them as a rare gourmet treat.