A new documentary from a Saskatchewan film maker says insects could be the new superfood and the solution to feeding a growing population.
The film Bugs on the Menu was produced by former Regina resident Ian Toews and will have a free showing at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Wednesday.
Toews says people get past the yuck factor after tasting such high protein insects like crickets.
“The main insect for eating which is processed for human consumption is cricket,” said Toews. “To a lesser extent, mealworm. Mealworms are less tasty than crickets, mind you. But both mealworms and other insects are pack with vitamins and proteins and trace minerals along with amino acids and pro-biotics. They’re an amazing food in terms of their nutritional profile.”
Toews says new companies are popping up across North America to produce and process insects for human consumption.