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Grub at Planet Organic

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015

Entomphagy (that’s insect eating) isn’t a new thing. In fact, 80% of the world’s nations – roughly 2 billion people – enjoy insects as part of their diet. They are tasty, nutritious and sustainable to farm…what’s not to love?
we are proud to be teaming up with Grub to be the first store to sell edible and cookable insects in the UK.
Grub’s edible insects are reared in Holland specifically for human consumption and their unique range includes crickets, buffalo worms, mealworms and grasshoppers. The worms and crickets are fed a combination of cereals and carrots, and the grasshoppers are fed grass and bran, making the insects tasty and nutritious.
Each insect comes packed with a nutritional punch; they are extremely high in protein (for example crickets contain a whopping 69%) as well as essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 and minerals such as iron and calcium. They are also much kinder to our beautiful planet, requiring less of its resources than our traditional livestock.
They are a simple and versatile ingredient that work well as an appetizer or as a substitute for meat or fish in your main meal. Tasty recipe ideas can be found at www.eatgrub.co.uk/recipes

Roasting guidelines to get you started
We find an effective and simple way to cook insects is to roast them and flavour with whatever takes your fancy…lemon and chilli, soya sauce (or tamari for gluten-free), Worcester sauce, or even simply salt and pepper.
Here’s our beginner’s guide to roasting insects:

Crickets
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees centigrade then place the crickets, wrapped in tin foil on the top shelf for 10 minutes. Next open up the tin foil and give the insects a shake to stop from sticking.
Place back in the oven for another 3-5 minutes until they are browned and crispy.
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Grasshoppers
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees centigrade. Remove the legs and wings and wrap in tin foil. Place on top shelf of oven and cook for 12 minutes. Next open up the tin foil and give the insects a shake to make sure they’re not sticking. Place back in the oven for a further 3-5 minutes until they are browned and crispy.
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Mealworms
Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees centigrade and place the worms in tin foil for 10 minutes. Next open up the tin foil and give the worms a shake to make sure they are not sticking. Place back in the oven for a further 3-5 minutes until they are browned and crispy.
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Buffalo worms
Pre- heat oven to 160 degrees centigrade and place the worms in tin foil for 8 minutes. Next open up the tin foil and give the worms a shake to make sure they are not sticking. Place back in the oven for a further 2-5 minutes until they are browned and crispy.
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