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BAU Health and Innovation As a Sustainable Alternative: Edible Insects [BAU Health Innov]
BAU Health Innov. 2023; 1(2): 84-92 | DOI: 10.14744/bauh.2023.65265

As a Sustainable Alternative: Edible Insects

Melis Aydın, Nilgün Seremet Kürklü
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Akdeniz University Faculty of Health Sciences, Antalya, Türkiye

The rapid increase in the global population brings environmental problems, along with increasing demand for food. Sustainable nutrition refers to an approach to nutrition that aims to protect social and environmental sustainability and conserve food resources for future generations. Edible insects have the potential to be a sustainable food source as they have lower environmental impacts compared to other animal protein sources. In addition, studies examining the nutritional value of edible insects show that they have high nutritional values. However, there are some cultural, health, and hygiene concerns regarding the consumption of edible insects. These concerns suggest that edible insects could be a solution to global food demand if appropriate measures are taken for their safe consumption.

Keywords: Alternative food, edible insects, sustainable nutrition.

Melis Aydın, Nilgün Seremet Kürklü. As a Sustainable Alternative: Edible Insects. BAU Health Innov. 2023; 1(2): 84-92

Corresponding Author: Nilgün Seremet Kürklü, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English