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The nutritional benefits of crickets

 

February 28, 2019

Karla Pomeroy

Chief Washakie FFA member BreAnna Parra (right) entices a WESTI Ag Days participant to sample a chocolate-covered cricket for her agriscience project during WESTI Ag Days Feb. 12, 2019, at the Worland Community Center.

WORLAND - Would you choose 8 ounces of crickets over an 8-ounce beef steak? Probably not and Chief Washakie FFA member and Worland High School student BreAnna Parra and her partner Kolter Wyman realized that when they began their agriscience project. However, they were able to bring awareness to several groups about the nutritional benefits of crickets.

Parra said she and Wyman were struggling selecting an agriscience project for this year's competition in Laramie next month. FFA Advisor Grace Godfrey pitched them the idea about edible crickets and they grabbed onto it.

They ordered 1,200 c...



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