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    Are you ready for some biblical protein?

    Have you ever wanted to dine like John the Baptist did, minus the camel hair and leather?

    Hargol FoodTech, an Israeli-based firm that specializes in insect cultivation for mass consumption, is betting American Evangelicals' answer to that question is a resounding "Yes, and amen."

    In 2020, the company launched Biblical Protein, the first commercial locust farm in the world located on the banks of the Jordan River.

    Offering everything from protein shakes to sugar-free gummies and energy bars made from locusts — otherwise known as grasshoppers — Biblical Protein grinds the insects into fine powders that can be added to smoothies, yogurt, salad, pasta sauce and more, according to Hargol CEO Dror Tamir.

    "Locusts are an incredible source of protein and essential nutrients," Tamir told The Christian Post. "Today, if you're looking for 72 percent protein product, you can only find processed extraction from various animals and plants, while with locusts, it is natural."

    And because of that natural protein content, locusts require no extraction or separation of the nutrients, providing those who partake with essential micronutrients and antioxidants such as omega-3, iron, zinc, folic, acid, and vitamins E and B12.

    Tamir said as a young boy, he remembered always hearing his grandparents talk about the locust plagues that ravaged Israel in the 1950s. But while most people were busy working to scare off the locusts and protect their crops, he said Yemen and Moroccan Jews were collecting the insects and using them for food...

    Israeli company creates snack food with John the Baptist in mind | World News

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    I tried locusts in a salad once and they tasted very much like animal fodder. Those were very tiny, I'd expect the much larger kind to taste better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    I tried locusts in a salad once and they tasted very much like animal fodder. Those were very tiny, I'd expect the much larger kind to taste better.
    you can only eat them with honey

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    If push came to shove, I could probably stomach them (pun intended) ground up in a blender with my other Smoothie ingredients.

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    It wouldn't be a big deal to add the powder to a smoothie. I already eat shrimp and lobster, what's a little grasshopper?

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    I will eat a locust before liver

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    I'm in Leviticus right now and God specifically addresses insects they can eat and locusts are one of them. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner View Post
    I will eat a locust before liver


    Oh how I love me some Liver & Onions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner View Post
    I will eat a locust before liver
    Same here...which is like NEVER

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