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The Super Food No One's Eating

Delicious, packed with protein and abundant in most parts of the world, this nutritious food source fell out of favor in most cultures. What is it--and why should we eat it despite the the ick factor?
Before you say "ew" at the prospect of eating insects, watch this video, which explains that not only were they once a crucial source of nutrition, but they're also quite tasty! Cricket kebabs or fried spiders, anyone?
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JIBBIE49 9/21/2019 9:38:23 AM
GOOGLE says: In the world, some 900 thousand different kinds of living insects are known. This representation approximates 80 percent of the world's species. There are 200 million insects for ever human on Earth.

So, when it comes to "eating" insects, using larvea to make into a "flour" and adding it in as a protein is the easiest way to "eat" insects. In over-populated areas of the world such as India, Africa and China, it is an easy source of protein for animals and humans. My son grows "mealworms" which are larvae from beetles to feed to his frogs. They use this feed for chickens, too. The beetles will eat food scraps. Report
BLUE7684 7/12/2019 5:41:16 AM
Nope! Can’t try this one, feel sick to stomach just looking at video! Report
KHALIA2 5/15/2019 11:16:03 AM
Just can't do this one! Report
MSROZZIE 5/1/2019 10:09:46 PM
You're eating bugs when if you eat protein whey!!!! Report
NEBRASKANNIE 1/28/2019 11:22:21 AM
If I'm starving I'd eat them. But I think tree bark sounds better. Report
RHONDALMULKEY 1/11/2019 12:49:31 PM
This one will not happen. I'm all about trying new things, but I just can't Report
KHALIA2 11/18/2018 8:33:38 AM
CAN NOT AND WILL NOT DO THIS ONE! Report
HOLDINGMYOWN 11/12/2018 10:04:34 AM
Eewwwweee lol Report
EBETHE07 10/16/2018 8:50:18 PM
I don't think so, uck!!! Report
KOALA1949 10/16/2018 7:08:50 AM
Not going to happen! Report
SCIENCEFAN7 10/7/2018 1:53:52 PM
Nope. I'll try just about any fruit or veggie, but I draw the line at bugs. Report
KHALIA2 8/16/2018 12:10:44 PM
YUK! I can't imagine bugs going into my mouth! Report
KHALIA2 5/6/2018 8:48:05 PM
Yuk!!! Report
BARBEQUESUE 5/6/2018 3:27:26 AM
Very informative.
If someone else prepared it, I would try eating a bug.
(Especially if it didn't resemble a bug...LOL)
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CLEMMCCRAY 5/5/2018 11:04:26 AM
Wow, I am not there yet. Bugs Report