Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Top 5 insects you should be eating
Cape Town – Scientists have long argued the virtues of eating insects as an alternative source of nutrition. Not only are insects cheap, they are filled with proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.
There are close to 2000 different edible insects in the world according to a report on IFL science.
Here is a list of the top 5 insects we should eat.
Known as chapulines in Latin America, they mainly eat beans, corn and other legumes.
Grasshoppers in Mexico are usually eaten with tortillas and avocado.
These bugs are filled with unsaturated fatty acids. The body consists of 69% pure fat.
They can be cooked in their own fat or eaten raw.
Found predominantly in Southern Africa, these insects are very good for increasing iron levels for people who have vitamin deficiencies.
But they are just as good for humans.
In the Netherlands companies are now rearing meal worms for human consumption.
Black soldier flies maggots
These insects are mostly used in animal feed. They are particularly used in the poultry, trout and swine industry.
In China they are especially delicious when deep fried or dried.