Nutrional Value of Various Insects per 100 Grams

Insect Protein (g) Fat (g) Carbohydrates (g) Calcium (mg) Iron (mg)
Giant Water Beetle 19.8 8.3 2.1 43.5 13.6
Red Ant 13.9 3.5 2.9 47.8 5.7
Silkworm Pupa 9.6 5.6 2.3 41.7 1.8
Dung Beetle 17.2 4.3 .02 30.9 7.7
Cricket 12.9 5.5 5.1 78.8 9.5
Small Grasshopper 20.6 6.1 3.9 35.2 5.0
Large Grasshopper 14.3 3.3 2.2 27.5 3.0
June Beetle 13.4 1.4 2.9 22.6 6.0
Termite 14.2 35.5
Weevil 6.7 13.1
Compared with Beef (lean ground) 27.4 3.5
Fish (broiled Cod) 28.5 1.0
Source: Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

Insects as Thermometers