Friday, January 23, 2009

Entomophagy...anyone hungry?

The practice of eating insects is called entomophagy
Most insects are edible. According to eatbug.com, there are 1,462 recorded species of edible insects. And they're quite nutritious. For instance, 100 grams of cricket contains only 121 calories, less than half of beef.

A cricket contains only 5,5 grams of fat, compared to 21,2g of beef. Beef contains more protein (23,5g - a cricket 12.9g) but the 100g of cricket also contains 5,1g of carbohydrates, 75,8 mg calcium, 185,3 mg phosphorous, 9,5 mg iron, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.

Spring and Summer are coming...hhhmmm maybe a new reason to be excited. Or a way to cut the grocery bill!!

1 comment:

ps said...

Okay Fred that is just completely gross. And I know you are getting a kick out of me even saying so! :) You can eat all the insects you want and maybe even start your own insect cuisine if you want. But I choose to stick with more conventional foods. Kelly I pray for you!!! :)