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UConn selling crickets as food

2 years 2 weeks 4 days ago Sunday, October 04 2015 Oct 4, 2015 October 04, 2015 4:06 PM October 04, 2015 in News
By: Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. - A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.

The university's dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly.

The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They're a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.

UConn says the farm that supplies the crickets uses carbon dioxide to kill them and then roasts them.

The crickets are sold for 99 cents and come whole in small plastic containers. They're sold as a snack or a taco topping.

Dining services area assistant manager John Smith says they sell two or three containers of crickets per day at the truck.

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