Just ask Lee Standing Bear Moore, leader of the Manataka American Indian Council in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Moore says indigenous peoples worldwide have enjoyed the health benefits of eating insects for centuries.
Insects are filled with nutrients, vitamins, and protein, not to mention theyre downright tasty.
Moore personally enjoys the nuttiness of crickets and the versatility of mealworms and ants.
He uses insects daily for garnishes and mixing into soups, flour, and baked goods.
Moore says critters supplement a healthy diet and can be raised organically at home in 60 to 90 days.
Because they reproduce quickly, theyre a solid food source.
Knowing how to cook insects could come in handy in survival situations since not all bugs are edible.
Moore says bottom-feeders like cockroaches and beetles will eat anything, so they shouldnt be eaten.
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