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20 Insect-Infused Foods

From Fried Tempura Tarantulas to Buggy Sweet Treats

— November 17, 2014 — Lifestyle
Insect-infused foods are a variety of eats and treats that contain bugs and insects of different kinds. What do sushi, ice cream, tempura, protein powders and cookies have in common? Turns out all of them can be made by incorporating real insect parts.

Many people think the idea of eating insects is gross, but the fact is insects are plentiful and nutritious thanks to their high protein content; moreover, people who have sampled them say they actually taste good. It has been said that insect consumption could go a long way towards reducing global food shortages, so don't be surprised if the negative perception towards insect consumption changes over time.

These insect snacks and meals show that insects can be incorporated into all kinds of foods, from gourmet dinners to street eats.
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Urban Insect Snacks
Urban Insect Snacks
This Cricket Farm is Bringing Insects to the Table
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Interesting Insect-Preparing Cookbooks
Interesting Insect-Preparing Cookbooks
The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook Celebrates the Cooking of Bugs
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Insect-Infused Sushi
Insect-Infused Sushi
Peter Yung Sells Insect Sushi that is Unrecognizably Buggy
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Edible Insect Kits
Edible Insect Kits
The Locust Farm Project Brings Nourishment and Independence to the Kenyan Needy
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Buggy Sweet Treats
Buggy Sweet Treats
A Missouri Ice Cream Shop Debuts Cicada Ice Cream
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Insect Protein Powder
Insect Protein Powder
BugMuscle Protein Powder Will Literally Give You the Creeps
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Insect Snack Packs
Insect Snack Packs
Giant Toasted Leafcutter Ants are a Bizarrely Healthy Treat
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Cricket Flour Protein Bars
Cricket Flour Protein Bars
Exo's Protein Bars Aim to Make Eating Insects Seem More Acceptable
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Edible Insect Branding
Edible Insect Branding
Ant Eater by Sarah Kim Promotes Eating Bugs
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Eco-Friendly Insectual Edibles
Eco-Friendly Insectual Edibles
Insect Cookbook Gains Attention as Bizarre Sustainability Solution
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Decadent Insect Cans
Decadent Insect Cans
This Dark Can Design Aims to Make Insect Food Seem Alluring
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Fried Tempura Tarantulas
Fried Tempura Tarantulas
The Bug Chef Serves Up Edible Bugs in His Latest Recipe
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Gourmet Bug Restaurants
Gourmet Bug Restaurants
The Brooklyn Kitchen Serves a Five Course Meal of Insects and Worms
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Edible Canned Bugs
Edible Canned Bugs
These Canned Bug Flavors Include Sour Cream & Onion Dung Beetles
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Bizarre Economical Eats
Bizarre Economical Eats
Cambodians Cook Up Field Rats
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Cricket Flour Cookies
Cricket Flour Cookies
These Cookies Vary the Percentage of Ingredients Made with Insects
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Edible Insect Sushi
Edible Insect Sushi
Ento Uses Creative Branding to Encourage Eating Creepy Crawlers
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Edible Insect Gifts
Edible Insect Gifts
From Worm Crisps to Roasted Scorpion Snacks
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Insect Sushi
Insect Sushi
Bug 'Power Protein' Snacks
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Squirmy Edible Insects
Squirmy Edible Insects
The Jell-O Worm Tutorial is the Perfect Spooky Treat for Halloween
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