There is currently an international push–being spearheaded by the U.N.–to encourage global population to eat more insects. Bugs are a very efficient protein delivery system. According to a recent Time magazine (27 May 2013):
A new U.N. report suggests that nutrient-rich insects are too often overlooked in everyday diets. Here are some average protein contents (per 100-g servings):
- Crickets: 8-25 g
- Caterpillars: 10-17 g
- Grasshoppers: 13-28 g
- Termites: 13-28 g
- Raw beef: 19-26 g
As I’ve mentioned previously in this blog, grasshoppers are a popular delicacy in Uganda.