Fly burger, a protein concentrate (VIDEO)

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In recent times we have been hearing more and more about insects as a nutritious, protein-rich food source. Even FAO had included insects among the food solutions to the problem of hunger in the world.

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In recent times we have been hearing more and more often about insects as of a nutritious and rich food source protein. Even the FAO he had included insects among the food solutions to the problem of hunger in the world.





In cultures other than ours, feeding on insects is perfectly normal. Here then is that in South Africa, in the area of ​​Lake Victoria, some are being prepared hamburger made from hundreds of small flies.

- hamburger made with flies would contain 7 times more protein than ordinary burgers prepared with beef. Every year, during the rainy season, thousands of small flies and midges fly in huge swarms in the vicinity of Lake Victoria.

for populations living in these places flies and midges do not represent a nuisance but a real resource to have food available completely free.

Some bird species migrate to Lake Victoria in the rainy season in order to have these small insects available to feed on. Flies create a constant buzz and cloud the air. After their mating rituals, they cover any available surface.

The inhabitants of the area are well aware of the nutritional value of these insects and strive to capture them and present them in an edible form. This is how real dark brown fly burgers are born. Each contains hundreds, even thousands, of small insects.

Catch the flies and then prepare the burgers it requires simply having rudimentary tools at one's disposal. Each burger contains up to 500 flies which are caught with a lot of patience.

For the people who have little protein in their diet, these burgers are a real godsend. Here the problem of hunger can become very serious and the arrival of flies can help to deal with a famine.



Each village has its own recipe for making these burgers and the arrival of the flies becomes a real party. Would you have the courage to taste them?

Marta Albè

Source photo: Viral Portal

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