Eating insects: healthy, spicy and sustainable
The 2014 World Food Day theme is Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”. Family farms raising edible bugs comprise a very important industry. Why? Because the benefits of consuming insects are numerous: they are nutritious, abundant, environmentally sustainable…
Insects could provide a healthy and sustainable food source for the future. And a tasty one too, says Rob Steyaert from Spice Bazaar in Ghent, Belgium: “I am convinced that everyone will eat insects within the next 10 years.” Mealworms, buffaloworms, crickets and grasshoppers: you can buy them freeze-dried and ready for consumption in his shop. “Give it a chance,” says Rob, “because bugs are nutritious and healthy. They are easy and fast to breed, they are packed with animal proteins and they bring a lot of variety to your meals. Quickly toss some grasshoppers in a pan with spicy wok oil, add some lime and spices and you have a deliciously healthy appetizer.”
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P.S. We did the test and prepared a crunchy lunch in our Belgian offices. Check out our Facebook page tomorrow to see the result!