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Every Day Unconsciously We Consume Insects

NEVER, or rather, would you eat a roasted grasshopper? Maybe hearing it already makes your tongue amused.

But, unwittingly you have actually consumed various types of insects every day

Calm down, not meant ants in coffee or flies that alight in food. But more precisely contained in processed foods and packaging, aka non fresh produce from agricultural products.

Just take the example of chocolate packaging and also jam bread.

According to The Defect Levels Handbook of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states there is chocolate containing 100 grams of chocolate and 60 grams of insect fragments in six samples. While on jam, there are 30 grams of insect fragments at 100 grams of jam.

Not only that, a glass of orange juice that you like to drink it also contains five fruit flies without you even knowing it.

Then, the average coffee drinker can consume nearly 140,000 pieces of insect body per year.

Sounds disgusting? Do not worry, the researchers claim insects eat safer than eating meat.

Overall, in the world there are more than 1,900 species of insects that can be consumed. Beetles are the most commonly consumed insects, followed by caterpillars, bees, ants, grasshoppers, and crickets.

In addition, insects are actually a high source of protein. There are even some types of insects are actually recommended for consumption. In the Qur'an there is also you know, the grasshoppers.

This jumping insect is easy to find, easy to catch, and tastes good.

In 3-5 ounces of raw grasshoppers contain 14-28 grams of protein. Grasshoppers are also rich in calcium and iron.

Another advantage of grasshopper is its neutral taste so it can be made into various snacks. The most popular way to eat grasshoppers is fried or roasted.

How? Are you still disgusted not eating insects? (*)

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