Cicadas – A Tasty Treat?

When most people think of Cicadas, the first thought that comes to mind is probably something along the lines of “Ewwww.” But here at the MCCN we ask you to open your minds (and your mouths) when it comes to Cicadas  and think “High in protein”, “Low in fat”, and “No carbs!”

Cicadas are arthropods (insects with exoskeletons) which means they are much like the arthropods of the sea. That’s right! Just like your favorite crabs, lobsters, and shrimps!

Spending most of their life underground as nymphs, Cicadas mostly dine on the roots of trees, vegetables, and plants. This healthy diet makes the periodical creepy-crawler VERY nutritious.  READ MORE