@Mark_L LOL. While not exactly a ringing endorsement for the general edibility, I admit this is evidence that there may be at least some tiny amount nutritional value in them, which is a valid answer to the question I asked.
However, I think the question I was trying to ask is: If you aren’t desperate to ingest every last calorie you can find, is there any culinary reason to choose to eat a scorpion on purpose?
@xandersherry I can imagine that some would choose to eat a scorpion for the same reason they might choose to eat crickets or cicadas. Not something that I would go out of my way to do, but something I might try once out of curiosity (similar to the time I tried balut).
@xandersherry I was working at a place where some people brought in some “ethnic lunch” items and one of then was a Filipino whose family business in the Philippines was balut. I figured it was a rare chance to try it – sort of like chicken salad in a shell (if you ignore the crunchier bits).
I’ve sometimes joked about sneaking a balut in place of one of the hard boiled eggs some bars would have on a rack on the bar. That might put an early end to someone’s drinking!