Grasshoppers: a nutritious and widespread delicacy in Uganda


In Uganda, grasshopper hunters work by the evening to catch as many bugs as doable. They are offered at daybreak on the markets, earlier than being roasted. At every main crossroads within the capital, distributors provide them to passers-by, who cannot take it anymore. In baskets, on the bottom and even immediately in casseroles, these bugs are usually not repellent for the locals, however a worthwhile supply of scrumptious protein. “It tastes a bit like meat, even chicken,” says a passerby.

Most of those little treats come from Masaka in central Uganda. Every day, grasshopper hunters arrange corrugated sheets leaning in direction of barrels: a intelligent entice utilizing mild that bugs discover irresistible. “You have to install it every day and undo it every morning. That’s how you get the contents,” explains Ibrahim Katongole, grasshopper hunter.

Report from our colleagues from France 2, with Jennie Shin from FRANCE 24.


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