The Acai. Greek yogurt. Kale. It’s no secret that these are considered to be some of the country’s most well known “superfoods” of the moment. But might we soon be adding, er, crickets to this list? The video below certainly makes a compelling case for eating insects, highlighting that they are high in protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals, while also low in fat.
The video also points out that growing crickets requires just a fraction of the land and water needed to raise cows, pigs or chickens and that a larger portion of the cricket is digestible than any of the other three animals. Finally, there’s the argument that we already eat bugs all the time, as trace amounts are permitted to be in foods such as spinach, peanut butter and beer. So, might insects represent the future of food? Take a look at the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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