entomophagy


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Consumption of insects as a food. Outside of the US and other developed nations, arthropods and other insects are a major source of nutrition; they are rich in vitamins and lysine—an amino acid deficient in the diet of those subsisting on grains—and provide up to 60% of the dietary protein in rural Africa

entomophagy

Global nutrition The dietary consumption of insects. See Forensic entomology.
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Although, entomophagy has been trivialized as important food, insects can play a role in food security and income generation of the lake region communities.
Entomophagy has potentials for commercial value, particularly where many people are searching for healthy foods.
The purpose of this project was to explore possibilities of processing termites and lake flies into current consumer products to promote entomophagy.
Purposive sampling of testers was used to include target clients for entomophagy, who would influence other future potential consumers.
A good reason to continue entomophagy is because Macrotermes natalensis and Macrotermes goliath have a lipid content averaged 25% in both male and female alate(winged) on a fresh weight basis.
Entomophagy, especially for Lepidoptera and Isoptera, is a long standing practice in Zimbabwe whose continuity has not been affected by changes in lifestyles with passage of time.
In many regions, however, once-popular entomophagy is waning.
Since retiring 17 years ago, he has been compiling data on entomophagy.
Entomophagy thrives in Mexico, where Ramos-Elorduy has cataloged some 1,700 species that are eaten.
Will we need new laws that require TV networks to air commercials promoting the benefits of entomophagy during shows aimed at children?
A shot of tequila does wonders for the palatability of a roasted grasshopper, but entomophagy isn't going to hit the big time on tequila bars alone.
Martinez favors gradualism over shock value in her efforts to introduce people to the virtues of entomophagy, or insect eating.