Entomophagy is the purposeful use of insects for food. Insects are not only very high in protein but this protein is very readily digested by our bodies.
I thought I would try insects for the first time and support an Aussie company at the same time. I am glad I did. In fact, Australia has some of the oldest traditions of eating insects as they are a nutritional bonanza. I might have to try ants next. 🙂
I bought some snack crickets (two different flavours, ‘chili and lime finger’ and ‘chili and garlic’) from the people at ediblebugshop.com.au. They are an insect farm in Sydney, Australia and export their product world wide.
The crickets are roasted to crunchy perfection and have a lovely nutty taste before ending in a spicy zing.
You can use them in all sorts of things like salads, tacos, wraps, stews and casseroles. Straight from the jar is may favourite though.
Give them a try and you won’t regret it.
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