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A high protein, healthy fat and nutrient dense food.
You can add it to your regular glutenous flours for extra protein and nutrition or in combination with gluten free flours.
I recommend using it in savory baking due to its earthy mushroom-like flavor.
This is a pretty simple Instructables. Here we go...

Step 1: Using Prepared Mealworms

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Please refer to my "Insects for Food-prep. 101" Instructables to learn how to prepare live insects for human consumption.
Ok, assuming you have read and followed those instructions, you have mealworms that are dry and ready to get put into the oven for toasting.

Note: I started with 5000 mealworms and ended with just over two cups of flour

 

Do you have the nutritional information for one cup of this stuff? I would love to know, especially since I can't seem to find information on it anywhere. Everyone should at least try eating bugs, and this is a great way to introduce yourself to it. It is delicious once you get over that initial "fear factor". Right now I have an indoor organic mealworm farm for my pets, so I figured I would give them a try frying and salting them. The only 'gross' part was that I accidently burned them!

Anyways great instructable! I look forward to more insect recipes. :)

-> http://www.feedipedia.org/node/16401

I have no idea how much it weighs per cup, but...

Fat 27.2%, Protein 49.6%, Carbohydrates 6.9 grams/100, Calories 471 calories/100 grams

according to http://www.exoticnutrition.com/limein.html

more info at http://mealwormcare.org/recipes-nutrition/ - gives some values for both live and dried

Teisha1 year ago

This is awesome. Thanks for making this project! One question though - would this method work on crickets (or grasshoppers) or do you think an extra step would be needed (due to those stiff legs)? Thank you!

A first I thought you were going to feed this to mealworms.. and I thought. .my daughter has mealworms....that'll save on apples and other fruit... but then I realized... oh... lol

shyrell1 year ago

Two thumbs up!

m005k1 year ago

nice info!

D:

This is doing a number on my brain. It'll take a while to digest the idea....