Bugs are insects, usually the little one, that threatened differently in any parts of the world. In some place like Thailand, Mexico, China, Brazil, Australia, and Japan, over 1.000 kinds of bugs are known as daily food. Bugs are eaten by people in 80% of the world’s nations, and even the eating bugs behavior already named with a good brilliant name, Entomophagy.
Those huge facts still can’t make bugs to be famous as food, instead a “bugged” animals that have no fans. But, these are some reasons why I want to be a “fan” of bugs.
The first reason why we should eat bugs is that the food made by bugs are delicious and nutritious, which are good for our taste and good for health. The bugs have this number one reason to be a food that everyone will like.
Look at these bugs food menu that mentioned as most delicious food from insects: cheese with cheese fly larvae, dried mopane caterpillars with onions, boiled wasp, fried ants, water bugs in oil, grasshoppers with avocado, dragonflies in coconut milk, and bedbugs with chicken liver pate. Aren’t they sound like delicacies? There are also many recipes to make delicious foods from bugs in easy way, and how to get bugs is not too difficult. Just go to the forest or large field to catch them alive, or buy them in bugs stocks.
If the thought -that bugs are delicious- sounds weird and crazy, then how about this: bugs contain more protein than beef, than fish! Bugs are also low-fat, contained more minerals, vitamins, fibers, and mineral-iron. Since mineral-iron is now a big problem in this world, eating bugs which is not expensive, can be a solution for food and health matters!
At last, what makes bugs better than any animals to eat, is the easiness to farm and its eco-friendly. Bugs farming does not need much space, only a little place or aquarium, even it can be done at home. It also does not required many foods and waters, just simple and easy feeding which also leads to low green-gases produce. The fast harvest make it be potential to solve world’s food problem in developing country.
With all those great reasons, why do not we eat bugs?