Let me start by saying that I never thought those words would ever come out of my mouth- EVER! Most westerners would agree with me, right?
There were times when I’d be jogging, and a little fly would fly into my mouth (because for some reason it gapes while I’m expending lots of energy), and I would freak out, and ‘patooey’ onto the ground, rub my tongue, and do whatever I could to get it out of my mouth.
Now, I deliberately put them in my mouth. The difference is though, they aren’t flyinginto my mouth, I am placing them in there- baked and seasoned, crunchy and delicious.
Trust me, I get it. If you are not currently into entomophagy I understand your apprehension towards it. It sounds foreign, strange, and pretty gross to most.
But, once you learn about how trading in some of your beef and chicken protein consumption for insect proteincan save water, reduce our carbon footprint, emit less greenhouse gases, and provide food, actual healthy, nutrient rich food to our food insecure, you too will want to give it a try. it’s time for us westerners to be part of the global package, and to take a look at what is going on in the world around us. Entomphagy is the norm in Asia, South America and Africa. There are over 1000 different species of insects that are edible!
My personal favorites are the worms. They are baked and seasoned with sea salt and pepper, and are crispy and crunchy.
You don’t have to take my word for it. You can try them for yourself!