Edible Insects: Find Out More About Nutritional Facts
Just good in all means.
Here are the 5 top reason why:
1. High in protein
Eating insects may not seem appetizing, but they are a sustainable alternative protein source with nutritional benefits that can’t be ignored. For example, a cricket is 65 percent protein whereas beef is about 50 percent.
2. High in other nutrients
Insect protein contains a good range of amino acids and they also contain vitamins (inlcuding B12), minerals, unsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
3. Low in fat
Many insect species have less than 5 grams of fat per serving.
4. Can be eaten a variety of ways
Insects can be pan-fried, boiled, sautéed, roasted, or baked with a bit of oil and salt. They can also be made into flour and used for bars, breads, crackers, and cookies.
5. Taste great
People describe the taste of insects as nutty with a similar flavor to shrimp and chicken. Edible insects are considered a delicacy in several countries.
John Coupland, PhD, CFS, Professor of Food Science at Penn State University and member for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)