I’m sharing my mistake with you guys to increase awareness about which animal or any type of meal you are not supposed to eat. I assumed it was just an original turtle egg, which was not an original turtle egg. It was Sea Turtle’s eggs. They’re shrinking due to the number of eggs were being stolen or taken away for one purpose – making money.
In the past, it was legal. Now, it is illegal.
Turtle eggs are considered an aphrodisiac throughout Honduras. They are customarily served as hors d’oeuvres with alcoholic drinks in bars and restaurants. Commonly, a raw egg is placed in a glass with a touch of lemon, salt, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
Soft-shelled turtle eggs (from all kinds of turtles, not just soft-shelled ones) are usually eaten raw or very lightly heated, and their taste is said to be more flavorful than chicken eggs though some note a “musky” aftertaste.
It holds risk, otherwise, turtle egg can be eaten raw. It’s not at all advisable, however, particularly for fresh-water turtles. Turtles are very happy to carry a wide range of bacteria, protozoa, and parasites that do absolutely nothing good for your digestive tract.
“The most interesting part of this study was that the people who answered yes to the previous question were then asked “Why do you eat turtle eggs?” Only 7% of the respondents said that it was for the aphrodisiacal attributes. 36% said it was because they liked the taste of the eggs, 31% said it was for nutritional value, and 14% because it was traditional food. This finding either contradicts the myth or the respondents were embarrassed to admit that they were consuming the eggs for that purpose.” – http://www.fauna-flora.org/an-appetite-for-the-truth-why-d…/
Correction: It costs around $4.00 dollars.