Please note: BugFeast® events remain tentative due to the on-going public health situation surrounding COVID-19.
2021 Event Status: Cancelled
Join us during March Break and put your taste buds to the test! We’ll tempt you with 3 bugtastic food samples.
Previous year’s recipes have featured a variety of our favourite snacks, with an extra crunch:
- Fire-roasted crickets
- “Bugs n’ Bites” – trail mix with roasted mealworms
- S’mores flavoured fudge with roasted ants
Samples are FREE with paid admission. Save the planet, eat a bug!
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory always adheres to safe food handling regulations. Samples will be served in closed containers.
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.