Grasshoppers, Anyone? We Found Them at the Chiangmai Saturday Market


Ins 9For those of you wondering if we would find any fried insects on our travels to Asia, this is for you. And, no, we didn’t try them.

Just a little FYI, according to National Geographic, grasshoppers are the most commonly eaten insect. Beetles are roasted and munched like popcorn in some countries, and contain more protein than most other insects. Ready to digest more? The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization encourages the consumption of insects, reminding us there are more than 1,900 edible insect species on earth, many packed with protein, fiber, good fats, and vital minerals—as much or more than many other food sources. Plus, raising and harvesting insects requires much less land than cows, pigs, and chickens, and it doesn’t cost as much to feed them.

Now that you know that, are they looking more appetizing? Not to me, either.