GERMANY, Neckarsulm. Whether as a snack in between, the next party or your own jungle test at home: exotic snacks are available at the German retailer Kaufland. The starters include buffalo worms, mealworms, crickets and insect protein bars. In addition, noodles, muesli and worms and bars in other flavours will soon be available.
There are currently around 1,900 different edible insects in the world. Compared to other animal protein sources from livestock such as chickens, pigs and cows, worms and insects require less space, water and feed. They also grow and multiply faster. They are also rich in fiber, unsaturated fatty acids and micronutrients such as copper, iron and magnesium.