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5 bugs that can be eaten as food

It may make your skin crawl, but some bugs are good source of protein, and healthy unsaturated fats. It's no wonder they are staples in non western diet. The idea of noshing on bugs may sound strange among western diners but “entomophagy”, or the practice of eating insects, is anything but novel in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In this article we will be looking at 5 bug that can be eaten as food.

1) Cricket

In Mexico, crickets are featured in tacos, and as a garnish on guacamole, wired report, but if you are not ready to eat the entire insect, crunch, and all, then a good gate way Is cricket flour.

2) Mealworms

Go ahead, and dry, broil, roast, pan fry, deep fry, boil, steam, or microwave mealworms to eat according to a study published in March 2019 in the journal foods.

3) Termites

You will never want to find these alive in your home, as they can cause massive destruction, but cultures in Asia, and Africa dine on termites with relish. Termites are extremely rich in mineral manganese which plays a role in metabolism.

4) Grasshoppers

Are you into shrimp? grasshoppers taste similar to the beloved seafood, note the aforementioned research in foods. To make them edible, the wings, and legs are removed. They are high in protein, and fat, but low in carbohydrates, according to the aforementioned Food Science of Animals resources review.

5) Black soldier fly larvae

Though a study published in foods in October 2017 noted that the larvae from the black soldier fly is not one of the more frequently consumed insects, it is one that is accessible right now. This is because, the Portland, Oregon based company, Cricket flour (which also produces cricket flour) sells “larvae bite” made from roasted, and seasoned black soldier fly larvae.


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