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Surprising Nutritional Benefits Of Eating Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers are considered a delicacy in many African countries and are being consumed all over the African continent. They are also considered a healthy protein source by many tribes.

Many people can't believe this, but grasshoppers are superior to mutton and beef not only in nutritional content. Grasshoppers are much more efficient and sustainable. They contain way more protein than beef with a whopping 72-percent protein content including all essential amino acids.

Grasshoppers do not contain cholesterol or saturated fat. They do not contain antibiotics or hormones. And they also contain omega-3, iron, zinc, folic acid, B12, and Chitin, which slows our metabolism and may assist in losing weight.

Food scientists inspected the lipid, amino acid and protein composition of grasshoppers and their findings point to the fact that grasshoppers are a worthy alternative to meat.

So, as from today henceforth, if there are no meats available or meats become expensive, we should eat grasshoppers because they are perfect substitutes.

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