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New Study indicates eating insects is healthy

May 15th, 2013

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New Study indicates eating insects is healthy

According to Webster’s Dictionary Entomophagy (from the Greek ἔντομος éntomos, “insect”, and φᾰγεῖν phagein, “to eat”) is the consumption of insects as food.

A new study brought forth by the United Nations indicates eating insects is very healthy an could solve world hunger. According to this new study insects are high in protein and other important vitamins and minerals.  Vitamins such as B3,B12 and minerals such as Potassium and Calcium indicate the massive health benefits of eating insects.

The study is clear that the Western World will resist this new food source. However they are hoping less discriminating tastes can be found in undeveloped or developing nations. In fact the U.N. study sites the fact that nearly two billion people include insects in there daily diet as of May 2013 when this study was released.

 

 Foods such as crickets, cicadas, grasshoppers, ants, various beetle grubs (such as mealworms), the larvae of the darkling beetle or rhinoceros beetle,[6] various species of caterpillar (such as bamboo worms, mopani worms, silkworms and waxworms), scorpions and tarantulas have long since been considered staples of the human diet in many nations around the world. Nations who have not yet developed the western “Super Size” philosophy of eating. So the next time you are craving fast food try the Grub Burger they say its delicious. Bon e potite.

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