Looking for an affordable and high protein alternative for meals? Creepy, crawling bugs might be the answer!
Bug chef Daniella Martin, author of the insect cookbook, “Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet,” joins The Doctors with the hope of converting the panel into bug-eating connoisseurs.
“Insects are basically a super food. They are really high in calcium, iron, protein, good fats,” she says.
Daniella, who says she’s eaten “handfuls” of scorpions over the years, reveals what some insects taste like – in case you want a preview before you crunch.
“Crickets taste like a nutty shrimp. Scorpions taste like shellfish, crab or lobster,” she continues, explaining that unlike bottom-feeding lobsters, scorpions eat fresh live food. “And mealworms, they have a very mild flavor, just like a toasted nut.”
The bug chef cautions that you shouldn’t just eat any random bug you find on the ground. For information on where to safely purchase edible bugs, visit entomofarms.com.
To learn how to safely prepare bugs to eat, check out Daniella’s website girlmeetsbug.com.