пятница, 26 июля 2019 г.

Bug Bites For some, eating insects or entomophagy is a dare,…


Bug Bites


For some, eating insects or entomophagy is a dare, for others – around two billion people worldwide – it’s a way of life. Insects like these being fried and sold at a market stall in Bangkok are more than just a novelty snack. Grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, even caterpillars and dragonflies offer a sustainable source of protein they may be the key to solving a worldwide food shortage. First though, a couple of challenges – new technologies must be developed to process vast swarms of bugs – extracting valuable nutrients at a massive scale, while education programmes will hopefully break down a stigma or two. New methods to farm and process the insects aim to boost their use in mainstream cooking ingredients like flour, while the protein chitin, extracted from certain insect exoskeletons, has a surprising list of uses from food preservation to surgical thread.


Written by John Ankers



You can also follow BPoD on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook


Archive link


Комментариев нет:

Featured

UFO sighting in Odessa UA НЛО шар плазмы UFO sighting in Odessa UA, white orb An unusual-looking object appeared suddenly in the sky at...

Popular