The nutritional aspects in many insects are causing revulsion and disgust. This is paradoxical if we consider that perhaps the insects are creatures that eat better,are the primary consumers of animal food chain, since they are based on plants (the first forming energy through photosynthesis) and then serve as food for other species, ie, eat the food firsthand,something that can not be said of cattle, pigs or poultry, so common in our daily diet.
Insects containing minerals, some are very rich in calcium, contain B vitamins and are an important sourceof magnesium, also in the larval stage, provide high-quality calories as they are made up of polyunsaturated fatty acids do harm to man.
According to Dr. Ramos-Elorduy, the most worrying deficiencyin the Mexican diet are proteins, and these are the main contribution of insects to food: the que100 grams of beef contains 54 to 57% protein, 100 grams of grasshoppers, for example, contain from 62to 75%. "Proteins are the repair and construction of cells, tissues and organs of the body also involved in the functioning of the immune system protects us from disease ... Insects provide not only alarge amount of protein, but even can exceed the quality of providing fish, poultry and other protein source,
Every year, the Monday following the day of the dead, communities near the hill ofHuixteco, Taxco, as climbing to celebrate the day of "Jumil sacred." There, villagers
jumiles looking, eat them and revere them. Lore has it that these insects are the sentries guarding the population,and the only ones who can communicate with God, they are the reincarnation of their ancestors. Among the residents of these communities is very common to hear the question "Bring family?" To know ifanyone has jumiles.
The sacred Jumil said Dr. Julieta Ramos-Elorduy.
Proteins are the main element of which are the muscles, skin, hair, nails and internal organs, in contrast, protein...