The Next New Miracle Superfood Are Insects
Want to boost your energy with high-quality, low-fat protein? Look no further than bugs.
According to panel discussions held at the 2015 Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) meeting late last month in New Orleans, insects are the food of the future. Not only are they good for you, they’re a low-cost alternative to animal protein with far less impact on the environment.
Some insects are as much as 80 percent protein by weight and provide more essential amino acids than most animal proteins. They are also rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids. Insect protein is also easily digested.
More than 1400 type of bugs are edible, Amongst them are grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, moths, beetles, flies, bees, ants, cicadas, katydids, weevils, stink bugs, cockroaches, worms and caterpillars.in some cases, more nutritious than animal protein sources.insect protein is a more sustainable than animal protein because insects require less water and feed per pound of protein
adding that insects require less land and energy, produce fewer greenhouse gases, and require no pesticides.