Entomophagy: the Art of Bug Eating

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To some folks, eating bugs is something they would never consider doing voluntarily, there's an ick factor they can't get over. At Texas Discovery Gardens, our staff are no strangers to the world of Entomophagy. We've tried cricket protein bars, chocolate covered meal worms, ant candy, and fried grubs. 

There are around 1500 edible insect species. But why eat insects? Insects have better nutritional value compared to other animals; they’re high in protein and low in fat.


And there’s so many ways to enjoy them!

In Mexico, grasshoppers known as Chapulines are prepared by being toasted and then tossed in a mix of lime, chili powder, and salt. In Africa, termites and caterpillars are commonly eaten. Insects are eaten as tasty street food in many Asian countries.

Have we convinced you to try some?

If so, you’ll have an opportunity at our upcoming event, Love is in the Air. 

Haley Estrada