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F. Insects As Food

(chocolate covered ants).

Page 87 of your lecture manual


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F. Insects As Food

(chocolate covered ants).

  • Prejudices

  • (Mostly in western world)



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Other Examples:

Tomato catsup – fruit flies

Canned vegetables –

worms and Other insect parts


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FDA Permissible levels of insects In Food

Brussels sprouts - 40 aphids/100 grams

Raisins (1/2 cup) - 10 insects or equivalent

in body parts.

1 peanut butter sandwich - 56 insect parts

Spinach (100 grams) - 9 leaf miners


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http://www.eatbug.com/

http://hotlix.com/bugpops.htm


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Grasshopper Fritters

A: Pluck off wings and legs

(heads optional)

B: Dip ‘hoppers’ in egg batter

and deep Fry

C: Salt and Serve

(Dash of Vinegar optional)

Nutritious substitute for potato chips

pretzels or beer nuts


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Other Recipes available

Insect Popcorn: A New

Theater Treat

Kosher Insects


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Chocolate Covered Crickets

25 adult crickets

Several squares of semisweet chocolate

Prepare the crickets as described below.

Bake at 250 degrees until crunchy (the time needed

varies). Heat the squares of semi sweet chocolate in a

double boiler until melted. Dip the roasted crickets

in the melted chocolate one by one, and then set the

chocolate covered crickets out to dry on a piece

of wax paper.

Enjoy!


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To prepare a batch of crickets

Take the desired quantity of live crickets, rinse them off

and pat them dry.

Using a colander helps. Then put the crickets put them in

the freezer until they are dead (about 15 minutes)

Cricket's heads, hind legs, and wing cases can be removed

Cricket legs tend to get stuck in your teeth.


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F. Insects As Food

(chocolate covered ants).

1. Prejudices.

2. Insect contamination in

normal food

3. Insect groups that have been

eaten


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Insects Used as Food in North America

(by Indigenous groups)

Long horned beetles

Diving Beetles

White grubs

Shore flies

Crane flies

Giant water bugs

Aphids

Cicadas

Bee larvae

Ants

hornets

Yellow jackets

Moth larvae

Butterfly larvae

Dragonfly nymphs

grasshoppers

Crickets

Stoneflies


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F. Insects As Food

(chocolate covered ants).

1. Prejudices.

2. Insect contamination in

normal food

3. Insect groups that have been

eaten

4. Nutritional value of insects as

food


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Comparative Nutrient value of Insects

Food Source Protein Fat Calories 100 g

(%) (%)

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House fly pupae 63 16 not reported

Termites (live) 23 28 347

Termites (fried) 46 36 508

Locusts 61 10 not reported

Beef 17 7 127

Dried salt-fish 44 3 203

Peanut oil 28 50 598


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b. Fats

Relatively High in Insects


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c. Carbohydrates

Relatively low in insects


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d. Vitamins A, B1, B2, D

Present in Insects as food,

Adds to value of them in the diet

Insect bodies also include

Calcium, phosphorus, iron,

Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin.



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6. Efficiency of insect food

conservation

Very high, comparable to

Conversion rates of chickens


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7. Types of food possible?

Insect snacks

Insect candy

Insects as a protein supplement

In standard foods (flour, corn

Meal, etc.)


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8. Potential insects for food use.

In Eastern Countries – High

In Western Countries – very low


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9. Waste recycling

Insects already important

(Dung Beetles, Carrion beetles)

House flies in Poultry houses?


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Video – Insects as Food

Page 91 in your lecture book




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