A new study(out of Italy) has found one more reason to consider eating insects;certain types are absolutely packed with antioxidants.
Of the edibleinsects analyzed, grasshoppers, silkworms and cricketsdisplayed the highest levels of antioxidants — almost fivetimes more than fresh orange juice! It’s worth noting here that all of thoseinsects are vegetarians.
Now, theseinsects were analyzed in the form of a fat-free dust. But researchers say thateven if the dust was diluted 88% in water, it would still boast about 75% ofthe antioxidant qualities of orange juice.
Additionally, fattaken from giant cicadas and silkworms displayed twice the antioxidant levelsof olive oil.