Entomophagy: Edible Insects

Posted by Tammy Sons on 2nd Feb 2016

Saturday, February 19

We know of almost 1,500 species of edible insects. They are surprisingly low in fat and high in protein. Additionally, they have a nicer feed to meat ratio than most domestic farm animals. Now, if you could only bring yourself to eat one!

Some ways people eat insects include: mealworm chocolate chip cookies, insect flour and chocolate dipped crickets. If those don't sound appetizing, consider that in many countries, people simply eat insects raw. The chocolate ones don't sound so bad now, do they? Hemp vine has pretty, white flowers that attract many pollinating insects. Check it out in our plant nursery.