Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity

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Insect cuisine is growing in popularity. Ancient traditions are mixed with modern flavours to make the environmentally-friendly menus more appetising to new consumers.

The end results are dishes like ant larvae grilled in garlic and cilantro sauce or fried stink bugs served with a side of guacamole.

Around the world, the edible insect industry is projected to be worth $1.2bn by 2023.

Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City.

Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity

Insect cuisine is growing in popularity. Ancient traditions are mixed with modern flavours to make the environmentally-friendly menus more appetising to new consumers. The end results are dishes like ant larvae grilled in garlic and cilantro sauce or fried stink bugs served with a side of guacamole.

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