by Marion Nestle
Jun 17 2021

Eating insects: the hot new food trend?

Apparently so.

They do have nutritional value, although studies of their nutrient composition are limited in number and scope and show high variability in results.  Nutrient composition is usually given in 100 gram (about 3 ounces) portions and that seems like a lot of insects, way more than anyone might eat at one time.  It’s also hard to imagine how many insects you would need to get three ounces worth.

Some recent items on this topic, inspired by the hatching of the most recent Cicada brood.