Pass the Crickets, Please!
Smashed avocado on toast, courgetti and sweet potato brownies, there have been many food trends that have taken the nation by storm over recent years, but what’s next on the menu? Insects, yes you read that correctly, insects are fast becoming the hottest new food craze in the country.
Thanks to places like Africa and Thailand who are eating insects on the regular, various recipe books filled with creepy-crawly meal ideas are being introduced to the market. Apparently, an impressive two billion people worldwide chow down on bugs on a regular basis, so why has it taken the UK so long to jump on the bandwagon? Neill Whippet, co-founder of an edible insect foundation that produce tasty bug snacks, Eat Grub, says: ‘People just need to get over the psychology of it. Crickets are related to shellfish, so if you like prawns then you’ll like crickets.’
Companies like Eat Grub are determined to put a stop to the negativity surrounding eating insects and want prompt people to start introducing them into your diet. Did you know that Grasshoppers contain the same amount of protein as lean ground beef but with a smaller amount of fat?
So, will you be crunching on a packet of dried crickets for your afternoon snack?