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Edible Insects And Their Health Benefits

Across the globe, eating insects is seen as commonplace or even a rare delicacy, while in other parts of the world, eating insects is seen as completely distasteful. Knowing which insects can be eaten is valuable knowledge for individuals to have in any survival situation or if they would simply like to be a little adventurous in their eating habits. Regardless of an area's thoughts on eating insects, research clearly indicates certain edible insects can actually be incredibly healthy for individuals to consume, at least on occasion. Get full details on the best edible insects and their amazing health benefits now.

Ants

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Various types of ants can be eaten, such as carpenter ants, leaf-cutter ants, lemon ants, and honeypot ants. Each will have its own flavor, however, when an ant feels threatened it will release an acid that gives them a sour or vinegary flavor. Typically, ants are best eaten roasted with salt or lightly seared and eaten like popcorn. To completely expel the vinegary taste of the ants, they are boiled in a shallow pan, but in an emergency situation, they can be eaten raw. Ants are normally eaten at feasts as a celebration food and are also produced by some manufacturers in a chocolate covered form. The health benefits of eating ants can vary slightly based on the type of ant, but they are considered good sources of protein and also help with cholesterol regulation, managing diabetes, and stabilizing blood pressure.

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