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Edible Insects List – Which Insects Can You Eat?
There are over 900 thousand documented types of insects in the world, but of course not all of them are edible or readily available. Below is a list of the most common edible insects (or bugs if you prefer) and why you should be trying them. Even if you do not believe insects are for human consumption.   List of Common Edible Insects This is a small but useful list of the edible insects/bugs available as products at the moment. Crickets One of the insects leading the way in the edible insect movement is the cricket. They contain a reasonable amount[...]
Insects as a Protein Alternative
Have you ever considered eating an insect, even just for fun? Maybe not. What are your alternative sources of protein then? Not meat, or even fish, but something like soy or beans or even eggs? If you are a vegetarian or vegan, this is a daily concern. And even if you are not, it’s good to eat something different once in a while, right? But some people don’t have this luxury, and in the not too distant future, you might not either. How about eating insects for protein then?   The Need for Alternative Protein Sources Do you know how[...]
Insect Food Products Currently Available
In this post I am going to show you what insect food products are currently available online and sometimes even in the supermarkets! You may have heard about an insect food product on the internet or even on your supermarket shelves? Maybe you even saw a sign “edible insects for sale” somewhere! As the trend rapidly increases, more and more companies are putting products out there that contain insects. And in this post I want to show you the breadth and depth of products we have seen. The following will show you a list of food with insects. I have included such information[...]
Business Opportunities Within Edible Insects 2015 – An Industry Report
The edible insect market is flourishing and there are already a number of companies out there pushing the boundaries in the industry. In fact, even though most consumers may not yet realize it, there are already edible insect products on the shelves (both physical and virtual). However, despite these amazing achievements, there is still a long way to go in order to bring mainstream business and consumers on board. So we at 4Ento are grateful to have teamed up an amazing marketing agency called Invenire to dig deep and uncover all the facts on the edible insect market. The plan…an in-depth industry report[...]
Europe Agrees to Allow Insects as Food
Exciting things are afoot in the Insects as Food arena, especially in Europe! As you may recall from our previous article on this topic, the topic of including insects in people’s diets has been a big discussion in Europe. While more that 2 billion people worldwide already include insects in their daily diet, both the United States and Europe have concerns when it comes to allowing the use of insects as food. As we all know, there are many amazing benefits to eating insects, including comparable protein by weight to more popular options such as turkey and fish. This, along with the fact that farming insects also takes[...]