Beetles on the Menu

16 June 2002
Posted by Chris Smith.

Mexicans could be supplementing their diets in an original way soon - with ground up beetle larvae ! Barba de la Rosa, from Mexico's Potosi Institute of Science and Technology, has suggested that grubs of the yellow meal-worm beetle could be added to flour for making tortillas. She believes that this approach could help to boost the diets of Mexico's poorest residents with essential proteins and fatty acids.

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