The metric system, universal healthcare, soccer, the music of David Hasselhoff—some things have a harder time catching on in the United States. But that hasn’t dissuaded the United Nations from urging us to develop a taste for 1,900 species of edible insects that are summarily enjoyed elsewhere. (In fact, regular consumption of raw and cooked insects is the norm for two billion people with whom we share this little planet.) In 2013, the organization published a report that detailed why bugs could be a solution for food shortages in the future. Here’s a rundown of five most nutritious bugs out there (according to research published by the UN and the USDA) and what they can do for your body. Don’t look away! There’s a video blind taste test at the end.
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