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Mini Grasshopper (Schistocerca)
Mini locust – Schistocerca
Crispy and tasty, ideal as an aperitif, mini edible grasshoppers are a favorite dish both for lovers of edible insects and for the curious. They are resistant thanks to their exoskeleton, which makes them excellent eatable insects adapted to grilling and cooking with high heat.
Recipes of mini edible grasshoppers
For the preparation, the grilled grasshopper recipe is surely the most popular. To succeed, you have to freeze them for an hour. Then, they are placed in a preheated oven at 90 ° C for 1 to 2 hours. To test the cooking, they are crushed with a spoon. They are removed as soon as the texture is crisp. To enhance the taste, season with olive oil, salt and pepper.
The edible mini-grasshoppers fried in butter and garlic are also a treat. Very simple, the recipe is to melt and reduce the butter on a low heat before browning the garlic. Then, the edible insects are added for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring regularly. For your convenience, opt for our 25g pack of mini edible grasshoppers available at next-food.net.
Nutritional benefits of mini edible grasshoppers
Orthoptera, to which mini edible grasshoppers belong, are the insects to eat that contain the most protein. On the other hand, they have a fat content of around 16%. In addition, they contain very valuable nutrients for health such as vitamins, calcium is especially omega 3 whose contribution can only be nutritional.
If the benefits of mini-grasshoppers are acquired, do not risk to catch them in your gardens. Because of their size and color, they are easily confused with dangerous grasshoppers. In addition, they are likely to be covered with pesticide residues.
As a result, experienced entomophagists recommend that those who want to taste the flavor of edible insects obtain them from specialty shops. Thus, Next-Food has set up an entomoculture device to produce quality insects that respect the natural cycle of insects and health standards in force. So check out next-food.net to order mini edible grasshoppers.