28th of Feb '18 @ 3:36 PM
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Yes, I am talking about 6 legged creepy crawlies being served on a dish set in front of you as you would put cheese or bacon bits.
Mealworms, Tenebrio Molito to be exact for my conversation.
Mealworm larva contain significant nutrient content, a feature that has made them viable as food and feed. For every 100 grams of raw mealworm larva, 206 calories and anywhere from 14 to 25 grams of protein are contained. Mealworm larva contain levels of potassium, copper, sodium, selenium, iron and zinc that rival that of beef. Mealworms contain essential linoleic acids as well. They also have greater vitamin content by weight compared to beef, B12 not included.
Taken from Wikipedia
I am an odd ball, I love bugs and arachnids a lot. I recently got 2000 of these little "Dark dwellers" to start breeding my own for food consumption. They were purchased from a source that raised them organically and now I can control their diet. We used to breed them for toad food before and years later I could not stop thinking about them and decided it was time.
Would you try them? Do you think we should be more open to this in regular diets? Beef vs insect for waste and space being taken up.