HOUSTON-- Some cultures eat insects all the time.
Beetle's, ants, worms and 1,900 other insect species contain protein, fiber and iron— making them an excellent nutrition source.
As a matter of fact, the United Nations said everyone should have bugs in their diet.
Just walk in the door of Xochi at the Marriott Marquis Downtown, where creepy crawlies are most definitely on the menu.
If you have more of a sweet tooth, maybe the candy crickets snack machine at the Houston Museum of Natural Science will help to wet your beak.
With insect farms popping up just about everywhere these days, raising worms or flying ants is cheaper and less hassle than raising cattle. But did you know, you'd have to eat 16 ounces of crickets to get the protein of an 8-ounce steak?
So, these little guys might be bugging their way onto your plate sooner than you think.