Entomophagy or…Entomophoby?

In Italy, starting in January, first supermarkets are going to sell insects as food. While most Italians do not like the idea, in most countries of the world insects are already a part of the daily diet.

In order to find out more about Entomophagy, we did some researches:tabella

In the graph we can see that the amount of nutrients varies according to the different  species.

We confronted these with the nutritional values in meat and we found out that both have a similar amount of proteins. For example, pork meat has 16.9 g/ 100g, which is more or less the same amount found in insects.

Insects contain as much fat as the lowest fat containig meat, chicken, which has 5,6 g /100g fats. They also contain vitamins such as A, D, E and K.

We established that insect are a valuable alternative to meat as far as nutrients are concerned, but let’s say they aren’t exactly appetizing!

Why should we eat them then?

Well, it turns out that they are ecologically more substainable than meat. Continua a leggere Entomophagy or…Entomophoby?