Grub out of the UK offers something quite unique in the food world, well to most western diets, and that's edible insects. And why not? They're healthy, not only for you and your family and don't harm the environment. At GrowthTap we agree. Did you know though that, Entomphagy - that’s insect eating - has been around for quite some time now and in fact 80% of the nations in the world or approximately 2 billion humans enjoy insects as part of their diet?
According to Grub these guys are tasty, nutritious and sustainable to farm. So what’s not to love? Plus these insects are extremely versatile ingredients to utilize and can substitute for meat or fish as your main course.
Grub offers a range of insects to select from and their recipe section makes these little critters look quite delectable.
For example, the "coconut & cricket rice cakes with chilli & garlic sauce" looks quite tasty.
The recipe serves 2 and you'll need the following:
For The Rice Cake
-100g glutinous rice, washed and soaked in water over night (sticky rice)
-1 lemongrass stick, sliced into 4 chunks
-30g desiccated coconut, toasted in the oven
-40g red curry paste
-40g Grub crickets, roughly chopped
-150ml fish sauce
-1egg, 1 egg yolk
For The Chilli & Garlic Dip
-8garlic cloves, peeled
-1 pinch of salt
-500ml vegetable oil (for deep frying)
-4-6 dried long red chillies (de-seeded if you dont like too much heat)
-3 slices of ginger
You can find the recipe here.
And this week's Edible Insect of the week are grasshoppers. Did you know that "Gram for gram, edible grasshoppers contain more protein than beef!?"
Ready to add some variety to your diet then head on over to Grub and select from a large variety of critters as well as many different recipes. Then check back in at LaLuxore for the latest in health and wellness news for you to tape into your true potential.
P.S. In case you were wondering whether they're good for your sweet tooth? They are. Grub sells Grub cricket nut fudge that contains milk chocolate, hazelnuts, crickets and kaffir lime leaf.