Did you know…   That at any time, it is estimated that there are some 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects alive?   That In the world, some 900 thousand different kinds of living insects are known.?   That the number of living species of insects has been estimated to be 30 million.?   That Insects also probably have the largest biomass of the terrestrial animals.?   That figures indicate that there are more than 200 million insects for each human on the planet!?     Don’t take my word read more about it here  
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[...]
Protein alternatives worm their way onto the dinner plate Demand is increasing for protein alternatives, source of ingredients and superfoods. Will traditional protein sources be replaced by a cheaper and more sustainable source such as insects? Insects are nutrient-rich and a great source of protein, and around two billion people worldwide already include insects as part of their diet. With the world population projected to grow to around 9 billion by 2050, it is essential to develop different protein sources. Over 1,000 species of edible insects currently exist, including water beetles, wasps and larvae.   Ana Christina Day, Founder &[...]
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[...]
What is Entomophagy?   With the world in search of alternative food sources, the word Entomophagy is starting to appear all over the web. So what is Entomophagy? Well, according to Wikipedia Entomophagy is the human consumption of insects as food And in fact the word is derived from the Greek words for insects and to eat. However, is it as simple as that?   A Broad Definition The broader definition of Entomophagy actually includes arthropods that are not insects such as some arachnids (spiders) and also myriapods (centipedes).   Who is Easting Insects? Traditional Entomophagy – Eastern World Even though the idea of[...]
Ento Food Q&A
Insects. Quick Introduction:   Insects are among the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, including more than a million described species and representing more than half of all known living organisms.   At some 1.3 million described species, insects account for more than two-thirds of all known organisms, date back some 400 million years, and have many kinds of interactions with humans and other forms of life on earth.   Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of arthropodology, which in turn is a branch of biology.   Learn more about entomophagy   Top Frequently Asked Questions:   Q: What is Entomophagy ? A: Entomophagy (from Greek éntomon, “insect”, and phagein, “to eat”) is the[...]