Crushed up mealworms have the same amount of protein pound-for-pound as an egg and even more than regular tofu.
Because regular tofu wasn’t unappetizing enough, a team of graduate students at Cornell University created a tofu made entirely out of mealworms.
Believe it or not, this idea didn’t start from a bad bet. It was born from the problem that humanity’s consumption is having an increasingly detrimental effect on the environment.
Harvesting mealworms takes an incredibly small amount of space and very little resources. In fact, an area the size of Rhode Island could theoretically feed two billion people.
Even with all the benefits, they’re still trying to get people to eat worms. Maybe if they made it more fun, they’d have a better shot at success. Read more…