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Why Eat Insects

Water

Requirements to produce 1kg :

Beef - 22,000 Ltrs
Pork - 3,500 Ltrs
Chicken - 2,300 Ltrs
Crickets - 8 Ltrs

Land

Requirements to produce 1kg :

Beef - 200 ㎡
Pork - 50 ㎡
Chicken - 45 ㎡
Crickets - 15 ㎡

Feed

Crickets need six times less feed than cattle, four times less than sheep, and twice less than pigs and broiler chickens to produce the same amount of protein.

Nutrition

Crickets contain:
2x Protein of Beef
9 essential amino acids
More than double the Iron content of spinach

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This project in Africa promotes edible insects, here’s why
This project in Africa promotes edible insects, here’s why

Great to read about the work Chinhoyi University of Technology is doing with Edible insects

The development of an industry in edible insects such as these mopane caterpillars has been slow. Shutterstock There is a wealth of indigenous knowledge about capturing and eating insects in sub-Saharan Africa. But the development of edible insects as a food industry has been very slow, despite its many […]

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