The mainstream food industry is starting to consider entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs.
Mealworms may be the easiest insects to rear and produce on a commercial scale-after all, they don’t fly, and they don’t jump. As for taste, van Huis and his group have substituted mealworms for 50% of the meat in meatballs. In blind taste tests, 90% of people chose the insect meatball. “Mealworms have a more neutral taste,” he says.
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