Do People Ever Eat Insects?

The idea of eating insects doesn’t sound very appetizing, does it? But insects are actually quite nutritious, and people in some parts of the world do eat them.

Primitive people in eastern Asia sometimes mash termites together into a paste and eat them, while roasted locusts or grasshoppers are part of the food supply in many places around the world.

One of the treats enjoyed during feasts in parts of Mexico is ant candy. The live ants feed on honey and swell up until they’re the size of blueberries. Then their heads and legs are removed and their honey-filled bodies are served as candy. Sometimes they’re even covered with chocolate!

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