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This flavorful gallery exhibition presents the benefits and prevalence of humans eating insects, known as entomophagy. A display of insect food products and text panels reveal the various ways bugs are prepared and eaten around the world. Visitors can also learn about the health and environmental benefits of eating insects compared with more traditional sources of animal protein like beef, pork and chicken.
- A display case showcases samples of edible insects like dried or roasted ants and cricket-flour pasta.
- Discover easy ways to incorporate insects into your diet, including using cricket flour, and learn about the benefits of eating bugs.
Insects around the world
- Learn the different ways insects are prepared and eaten around the world, from boiled giant water bugs in Southeast Asia to dried moth caterpillars in central and southern Africa.
- It’s estimated that 2 billion people worldwide regularly eat insects.
- There are more than 1,900 known species of edible insects.
- About 80% of a cricket is edible and they are higher in protein than beef.