North American entomophagy

J. Schrader, D.G.A.B. Oonincx, M.P. Ferreira

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Abstract

Eating insects is not a common Northern American practice today. However, in the past a variety of insect species was consumed in Northern America (north of Mexico including Greenland). The aim of this literature review is to provide an historical overview of North American entomophagy based upon both peer and non-peer reviewed sources on this topic. Regional differences in insect consumption and reasons for being underreported are discussed. We show that North American natives, and in certain cases colonists, collected and consumed a large variety of edible insects. These are categorised per order and where available, information on how these species were collected and processed is provided. Lastly, we mention reasons for the renewed interest in edible insects in North America, and make suggestions for future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-120
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Insects as Food and Feed
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

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Keywords

  • Collecting
  • Food
  • Indigenous
  • Insects
  • Native American

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Schrader, J. ; Oonincx, D.G.A.B. ; Ferreira, M.P. / North American entomophagy. In: Journal of Insects as Food and Feed. 2016 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 111-120.
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North American entomophagy. / Schrader, J.; Oonincx, D.G.A.B.; Ferreira, M.P.

In: Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, Vol. 2, No. 2, 02.2016, p. 111-120.

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