BUGS FOR FOOD
How much would pay for a bug burger?
Bugs are eaten all over the world especially in continents like Europe,Africa,and Asia. Could the USA be eating bugs soon
Gross Bugs You Eat Without Knowing.
Those same little green or black bugs that can destroy a bouquet of flowers can infiltrate your frozen veggies, particularly spinach, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. And if you home-brew beer, you might consider growing your own hops: The FDA legally allows 2,500 aphids for every 10 grams of hops.At anywhere from 1/25 to 1/8 of an inch long, these tiny little winged parasites are legally allowed in apple butter, canned or frozen asparagus, frozen broccoli, and frozen Brussels sprouts. stored for a while, but expect to eat a few with your frozen vegetables. And if you have indoor allergies, that could be a problem.
Why we should be eating bugs?
For thousands of years, insects have been a common menu item and delicious source of protein for everyone from the ancient Greeks and Romans to 21st century Asians, African and Latin Americans. And if you think bug-o-vores are weird, think again – it’s estimated that more than 2 billion people fall into the insect-eating camp. And it’s not just “poor man’s” food, certain varieties of insects are seen as delicacies and luxury items.Eating insects can add healthy protein, unsaturated fat and minerals to meals, without doing a number on your waistline. They stack up better nutritionally than beef and, in some cases, fish. Not surprisingly, insects pack few if any carbohydrates and are rich in B vitamins and iron, so nutritionally, there’s a big upside, not only for those in the developing world, but for all of us.
Introducing insects to your diet is one way to step out of your culinary comfort zone, while adding plenty of new tastes and textures to the mix. And with roughly 1,900 or so edible species on offer, it’s unlikely you’ll run out of options anytime soon. Among the most popular edible insects in the world: beetles, caterpillars, ants, grasshoppers, locusts, crickets and cicadas. A word to the wise though – don’t start your insect journey by digging up the backyard, scooping up some bugs and firing up the grill. As with most adventures, culinary or otherwise, do some research, read up on your bugs of choice, and start small.Truth be told, livestock are helping to create some massive ecological problems, and our seemingly insatiable demand for meat and poultry is only exacerbating the issue. With livestock currently creating roughly 20 % of greenhouse gasses, that number can only be expected to rise if we don’t change what we eat. If we can reduce consumption and replace it with an eco-friendly protein source – namely edible insects – one day we just might be able to say that bugs saved the Earth and ended world hunger. Isn’t that a goal worth aiming for?
What is in store for bugs?
Bugs are the next big food coming at a small size. By 2050 or sooner you could see bugs at your nearby Walmart. People in the USA could be eating bug burgers from McDonald's. Maybe after a workout people will eat protein and vitamin packed bugs. You might have bugs for a delicacy at a fancy restaurant on a family night.
Should We All Be Eating Insects?