Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Cricket is delicious

Here's a news report that suggests Cambodians are lapping it up: "They’re considered a plague in most parts of the world, but for a province in Cambodia, the millions of crickets that swarm the plains every year are a cause for celebration. In rural Kompong Thom, crickets are a delicacy, served up deep-fried, crunchy and seasoned. Some Cambodians believe eating crickets regularly improves health and longevity and the region is the country’s leading cricket producer as its watery soil helps the insects flourish. "They taste very good and I like to eat them everyday," said Gnoun Vanny who regularly buys the bugs for family dinner. Crickets, like most insects, are rich in protein and some research suggests they help lower cholesterol."

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