Eating bugs is known as entomophagy and there are many
benefits to having bugs as part of your eating requirements.
In some countries, bugs are a prized delicacy and according
to The Washington Post, eating bugs could save the environment – “Insect protein is catching the attention of environmentally
minded consumers because it treads more lightly on the planet than protein from
the animals we’re more accustomed to eating — cows and pigs and chickens.”
Countries like Thailand eat grasshoppers and ant eggs
usually seasoned and deep fried before being served to consumers.
Ghanaians eat termites as their main source of protein when
food is scarce during summer times. The insects can be fried, roasted or even used
to make bread.
There are even bug food products on the market like the
super food cricket
flour this is great if you’re trying to get all your vitamins and proteins
in and it can be mixed into your usual baking flour or salad dressings.
Eating bugs even has some good recommendations on Twitter:
Let us know if you
would ever eat bus in the comments below!