Japan launches fried insect snacks to supplement protein

Japan launches fried insect snacks to supplement protein

According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association on June 16, when the world is in short supply of food, Takamori, Nagano Prefecture, Japan recently set up a vending machine that provides insect food on the street to supplement the protein that people need daily.


It is reported that Nagano Prefecture has a habit of eating insects. In addition to crickets and grasshoppers, the vending machines set up this time also have fried silkworm chrysalis, soft-shelled turtles, dragon lice and other varieties, and even some insects have been made into Chocolate flavors range in price from 1,000 yen (about 50.3 yuan) to 2,600 yen (about 130.8 yuan).


The vending machine was set up by 34-year-old Asami Osawa, who last month installed an insect food vending machine in Achi Village, Nagano Prefecture, and some insect food was sold out. The vending machine will also sell locusts from Nagano Prefecture in the future.

"I hope children and women will enjoy this insect-based food vending machine," said Asami Osawa.

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