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Chapul Looks to Introduce Insects into the American Diet

chapul cricket protein bar
Chapul Cricket Protein Bar

College roommates are looking to introduce the American public to a unique snack while also addressing serious worldwide concerns.

Chapul founders Pat Crowley of Salt Lake City and Dan O’Neill of San Francisco are looking to bring the snack of nutritious, energy cricket bars to the forefront by showing the public the benefits of eating them. To give you an understanding of what these cricket bars are like think of the Clif Bars, only you have bugs. Continue reading

Edible Sago Worm Larvae

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Sago Worms to our on-line shop.

edible sago worm larvae
Sago Worm Larvae

Sago worm, Larvae of Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus, is considered a delicacy in much of Southeast Asia. “Sago Delight”,or “Fried Sago Worms” are considered a speciality in Thailand and Malaysia, although versions of this dish can be found in many Southeast Asian countries and Papua New Guinea, where it is regarded as a delicacy. Sago grubs have been described as creamy tasting when raw, and like bacon or meat when cooked. They are often prepared with sago flour. In New Guinea, sago worms are roasted on a spit to celebrate special occasions. They are eaten either raw or roasted, and are regarded as a special high-nutrient meal among most Sarawak tribes such as the Melanau and the Dayak. The Asmat, Korowai and Kombai peoples of southern New Guinea also hold the larva in high regard as a food source.