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    Grasshoppers are a personal favorite of Bill Broadbent, who co-owns Entosense with his sister, Susan Broadbent. Entosense is the home of a large online marketplace for edible-insect aficionados.

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    Black ants from Entosense, which sells edible insects. Although many Americans may be turned off by the "ick" factor, insects are a regular part of the diet in places like China, Thailand and Mexico.

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    Sriracha crickets from Entosense. Some bugs require seasoning, while others have a natural flavor. Water scorpions taste like pumpkin seeds, for example.

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    Silkworm chrysalis from Entosense are a source of protein and amino acids.

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    A chapuline, or grasshopper. Insects are expected to play a bigger role in our diet as the global population hits 9 billion by the year 2050.

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    Grasshoppers seasoned with lemon, salt, garlic and chile can go great in burritos and frittatas.

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