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Looking for low-cost and highly nutritious? Go for insects!

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By ITN News Editor October 2, 2019 14:36

Looking for low-cost and highly nutritious? Go for insects!

At his home in rural Costa Rica, biologist Federico Paniagua joined his family at the dining table to devour several types of insects that he raised on his farm and whose flavor he compares to potato chips. The head of the University of Costa Rica’s Insects Museum decided three years ago to replace animal protein in his diet with crickets, ants, cockroaches, beetles and other insects and wants to encourage others to do the same. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has counted more than 1,900 insect species that are edible. Especially in Asia and in Africa, the tiny creatures are touted as delicacies packed with vitamins, minerals and energy.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 2, 2019 14:36