The new seasoning smells like meat because of the sugar — and mealworms.

The new seasoning smells like meat because of the sugar — and mealworms.

A spoonful of sugar may help the mealworms go down, but it's not exactly

Adding sugar to powdered, cooked mealworms creates a seasoning with an appetizing “meatlike” odor, researchers reported at the American Chemical Society fall meeting in Chicago.

Some researchers are now investigating whether marketing insects as a delicacy, rather than as a sustainable food source, could make them more palatable to Westerners. In a new study, people were asked to rate their willingness to eat insects that were described either as a sustainable food or as a delic

There aren't a lot of people who are eager to fry up a whole skillet of crickets and eat them fresh. Julie Lesnik, a biological anthropologist at Wayne State University in Detroit, explains that making insect-based foods more appealing could be key to making them more mainstream. Lesnik didn't participate in

Insects are a promising source of food for the future. They are high in protein and other nutrients, and they are environmentally sustainable to produce. Insects can be roasted, ground into flour, or used in many other ways. One successful insect-based product could have a snowball effect for similar food. “It's really great that this research is

When it comes to the smell of steamed, roasted, or fried mealworms, won't anyone be the judge but the mealworms themselves? A new study has found that, while steamed mealworms smell like corn, roasted and fried mealworms release chemicals more similar to meat and seafood

The team's latest work focuses on finding the perfect combination of water, sugar and cooking time to produce a meaty smell. They tested different concoctions with volunteers to figure out which smelled the most appealing.

Insects are a sustainable and nutritious source of protein that could help combat world hunger, according to a new study. The study, led by Dr. Aaron T. Dossey of the University of Florida, found that using insects ground up or in seasonings could help people get past their hesitations about eating whole bugs. Entomophagy,

What makes something disgusting is subjective - it differs from person to person. But, generally speaking, there are some things that are universally considered to be disgusting, like insects. However, we have become so advanced as a society that we have found ways to work

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