The population of Earth is growing each year and it’s entirely possible that soon we’ll have to face some very bad news. Feeding that amount of humans is becoming harder. So what’s going to save us from imminent doom? There are two ways this can go. Either scientist will find a way of producing unlimited amounts of healthy food synthetically or we’re going to have to go back to eating insects. But do you know which insects are the most nutritious ones?
If you’ve ever been to Asia or Africa you must’ve seen dried grasshoppers sold there in the same way you’d see nuts and seeds in Europe. Local people aren’t freaked out by such an unusual snack. In fact, grasshoppers are quite nutritious. The grasshopper shell contains twice the amount of protein compared to beef, more vitamin B12 than salmon and more iron than spinach. Scientists are actually actively working on developing grasshopper flour, which in the future, can save the population of our planet from hunger.
Another source of healthy proteins you wouldn’t normally think of is termites. Dishes from termites, their larvae and eggs are very popular in African countries. Like other insects, termites can be eaten as a snack. Termite oil is also a popular product, apparently, it tastes like regular butter. Termite oil is made by boiling termites and collecting the fat that floats to the surface. That oil is later used for frying veggies and meat.