Incredible, Edible Bugs: Will Meals of Mealworms Catch on in U.S.?
Wax moth larvae tacos, salted crickets tostadita and toffee mealworms over Three Twins vanilla ice cream — Are you ready to incorporate these low fat and high protein bugs into your daily diet?
The big advantage of eating insects is that they are generally healthier than meat. A six-ounce serving of crickets has 60 percent less saturated fat and twice as much vitamin B-12 than the same amount of ground beef. You don’t have to sell the idea to the people of Madagascar; they eat about 15 different species of insect. And other countries — including Thailand and China — consume vast quantities of bugs.
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