Hi everyone, in this article we are going to discuss about consuming termites, that is sound very strange to eat the termites, but some country they do it. so, i hope this article will open your mind and understand there is something may will shock you out there. Before we get started maybe you may also like to see some information about termites on termitesblog.com. on that site you will find lot of information about the termites and another insect animals. Now go back to the topic, are you ready to eat termites? And here we go…
What will you do in one day if you are getting lost in the forest and at the time you are really starving, do you want to eat termites? Or you are a person who likes to try something new, like pouring the termites into your plate in the morning with your family? That would be amazing.
Today, you may think that impossible to consume the termites, but something that necessary you need to know. If you we try traced back, we will find the history which revealed that our ancestors usually eat termites alive. New study reported that, termites are highly nutritious food which are available everywhere.
Some Countries Practice Consuming Termites
There are about 43 species of termites are used as food by humans. These kinds of insect are essential in less developed countries where the malnutrition is common, the protein comes from termites is used improve the human health. In addition, globally, there are many regions who consumed termites although this only popular in developed nations.
Many people in different culture around the world consume the termites, for instances, in Africa, the termites Alatas are factor vital factor in the diets of the inhabitants. Every tribes show different ways of cultivating insects. Beside their protein with low calory, they also regarded as pleasant in taste, having a nut-like flavor after they are cooked.
Most people collected termites Alatas when the rainy season comes. Termites also are typically eaten when livestock is lean and tribal crops have not yet produced any food and if food stocks from a previous growing season are limited.
In addition, country like Asia, North and South America, the local tribal areas consumed termites but in Australia, particularly the Indigenous of Australia is aware that termites are edible but the people do not consume them even in times of scarcity. In other country, including Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, researchers have suggested that termites are suitable candidates for human consumption and space agriculture, as they are high in protein and can be used to convert in edible waste to consumable products for humans.
The article revealed that there are some countries who practice to consume the termites, including in some part of Indonesia. To repeat that, those insects give positive effect to human health who ever eat them. Studying from some countries who ever taste the termites and there is not problem after consuming, why not you try it?