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Insects employed to treat cancer, HIV

Insects employed to treat cancer, HIV
- Besides the traditional use of insects such as termites and grasshoppers as part of the Nigerian diet for their nutritive values, scientists have bioengineered these local delicacies in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), wounds among other benefits. CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes.
A study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that insects could provide as much magnesium, iron, and other nutrients as steak.
And researchers at the American Chemical Society (ACS) found grasshoppers and crickets to be a far better source of many nutrients, particularly iron, compared to beef.
Grasshoppers, mealworms, termites and crickets all ha