Eating Insects: Put the Bite on Bugs

An entomologist argues eating insects is a delicious, nutritious, and affordable way to supplement our diets.



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Flavorful, cost-free, fun-to-forage insects can be a versatile addition to many meals. Would you even know this many was eating insects if you hadn't been told?
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Winged insects are good if you can catch them.
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Pioneer-era farmers and Native Americans often ate grasshoppers. 
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Grubs fry up to a golden brown, just like onions or potatoes.
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When foraging for caterpillars, look for specimens that aren't fuzzy or colored bright red.
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Immature honeybees are an outstanding source of vitamin A and vitamin D.
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A delicious meal of bugs, grubs, and veggies!
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