Of all animals, the bodies of insects may have the lowest saturated fat content.
Consumer acceptance is the main barrier to the consumption of edible insects.
A pound a day of powdered worms? There are safer and cheaper sources of vitamin B12; see Safest Source of B12, and Cheapest Source of Vitamin B12. What about arginine? Worms, whales, pork rinds, and what else? See Fat Burning Via Arginine. Sourcing protein from plants may still be preferable (see Plant Protein Preferable), despite what the Paleo diet folks assert. As seen in today’s video, that appears to be the direction the American space program is going. What are the downsides to eating insects, though? That’s the subject of our next video; see Bug Appétit: Barriers to Entomophagy.
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