Cricket cuisine to save the world

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A researcher in Japan is focusing on crickets as a way to overcome future food shortages.
Takahito Watanabe is an assistant professor at Tokushima University in western Japan, and he is convinced that crickets, are a food source that could save mankind from a future food shortage.
Crickets are high in protein, low in calories, and can be crunchy to boot.
Watanabe says that crickets are also becoming the subject of researchers attention in the U.S. and Europe.
He believes that freeze-dried crickets hold promise, cricket powder in particular.
Other recipes that he has played with include cricket fried rice and crickets steeped in oil.
A canned cricket bread that will keep for long periods of time making it suited to emergency food is also in the works.
If the future plays out as Watanabe thinks it might one day be cricket cuisine to the rescue.



 
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