An insect farm in London is farming insects for human consumption including mealworms, king worms and crickets, producing 50kg of food every 8 weeks.
The farm is Britain’s first and the challenge now is to get people to give insect protein a try.
Eating insects is apparently good for you as well as the earth because insects require much less space, food and water than cattle to grow.
Most insects are good sources of protein, healthy fats, iron, and calcium. Surprisingly, some experts consider them healthier than traditional meat such as beef. They also conclude insects’ nutritional profiles make them an attractive option against obesity.
If you haven’t consumed any insects in the past, check with your physician first before trying this delicacy to prevent any potential side effects.