Come Sample REAL Insects in Honey Themed Recipes!
Friday March 13th - Sunday March 22nd, 2015
Join us during March Break and put your taste buds to the test! Come sample real insects like beetle larvae, crickets, and this year we are baking with insect protein powder! We'll tempt you with 3 bugtastic food samples all aligned with this year's theme of HONEY:
- Honey Fudge topped with Roasted Superworms
- Honey-Mustard Flavoured Crispy Crickets
- Honey Crunch Protein Bars - Made with Cricket Flour
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is Open 10am - 5pm, last admission sold at 4pm
Why Eat Insects?
For starters, they're nutritious!
Eating insects, also called entomophagy, is more common than you may think. Insects have served as a food source for people for tens of thousands of years. Although less popular in North america, insects remain a popular food in many developing regions of Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. It is estimated that there are 1,417 species of insects and arachnids that are eaten by humans on a regular basis.
People across the globe eat insects because they are very nutritious and readily available. Insects can be a good source of not only protein, but also vitamins, minerals, and fats. For example, crickets are high in calcium, and termites are rich in iron. One hundred grams of giant silkworm moth larvae provide 100 percent of the daily requirements for copper, zinc, iron, thiamin, and riboflavin.Allergy Warning: Shellfish & Nuts
People who are allergic to shellfish may also be allergic to insects. All food samples may contain nuts.