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When we were starting out with AIFS, many of the people we interviewed were skeptical about insect food. Most had never tried insect based foods, and couldn’t imagine doing so anytime in the future. No surprise there, as not all countries have a culture or tradition of consuming these little but very nutritious source of protein and other minerals. However insects are not just eaten whole. They are also ground into powder and used to make pasta and bread. Insect powder is also used as natural additives to enhance the nutrition profile of food products such as protein bars.

If we have piqued your curiosity, check out Time’s article on delicious insect based dishes over here.