9 Edible Insects

8. Crickets

Fried crickets
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Crickets have a long tradition of being a human food eaten all over the world. They are generally sold by the pound and dried in the market following which they are fried or roasted before eating. They are often pan fried or oven toasted with a bit of oil and salt.

Crickets have the characteristic of taking on the flavour of the food they eat and can take on different tastes depending where they are produced. If crickets are fed with various grains, corn and fresh vegetables, they will taste a little bit like sweet corn with a slight nutty or sunflower seed flavor. Crickets have half the fat and a third more protein than beef.

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