University of Connecticut serving up crickets for lunch at food truck

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By: Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.

The Daily Campus reports the university’s dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly.

The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They’re a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.

UConn says the farm that supplies the crickets uses carbon dioxide to kill them and then roasts them.

The crickets are sold for 99 cents and come whole in small plastic containers. They’re sold as a snack or a taco topping.

Dining services area assistant manager John Smith says they sell two or three containers of crickets per day at the truck.

If anyone in the Michiana area wants to try crickets, you can get a box of flavored Crick-Ettes at the Wakarusa Dime Store. They come in BBQ, salt-n-vinegar and sour cream and onion.