Grasshopper Recipes

Nutritional Value of Various Insects per 100 grams
Information gathered from  Iowa State Entomology

Source Protein (g) Fat (g) Carbohydrate Calcium (mg) Iron (mg)
Small Grasshopper 14.3 3.3 2.2 27.5 3.0
Large Grasshopper 20.6 6.1 3.9 35.2 5.0
Beef (Lean Ground) 27.4 N/A N/A N/A 3.5
Fish (Broiled Cod) 28.5 N/A N/A N//A 1.0

You've never eaten a bug? Experts say we eat them all the time unintentionally. But did you know that as much as 80 percent of the human population are actually connoisseurs of insect food? Early Native Americans had a fondness for grasshoppers, insects that have been eaten in Africa since biblical times.

ENTOMOPHAGY
(official word for eating bugs)

GRASSHOPPER RECIPES WITH INSECTS

Insect Preparation: To clean insects, place in a colander or fine mesh strainer, rinse and pat dry. Dry roast in a 300-degree oven until crispy. They can be ground into flour, cut into pieces or served whole. 

Appetizers
Beverages
Main Dishes
Sweets
Links to Insects as Food
Shopping for Edible Insects
Garlic Oil Spray for Killing Insects
Books with Insect Recipes

 

GRASSHOPPER RECIPES WITHOUT INSECTS
Beverages Cakes Candy and Cookies
Desserts Pies Salads

chb: 12-05

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