Saturday, April 20, 2013
BENEFITS OF EATING LOCUST
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.(Matthew 3:4)
Locusts are a type of insect from the family Acrididae and also are known as grasshoppers. Locusts swarm in huge numbers and can travel great distances, causing considerable damage to crops. However, in many African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries, locusts are considered a delicacy and eaten in abundance. Locusts are an excellent source of protein and contain a variety of fatty acids and minerals. Although not considered palatable by most Americans, locusts are an important food source in many other countries.