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University of Connecticut serving up crickets at food truck

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Photo: Ashley Maher/The Daily Campus

STORRS, Conn. (Oct. 5, 2015) — A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.

The Daily Campus reports the university’s dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly.

The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They’re a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.

UConn says the farm that supplies the crickets uses carbon dioxide to kill them and then roasts them.

The crickets are sold for 99 cents and come whole in small plastic containers. They’re sold as a snack or a taco topping.

Dining services area assistant manager John Smith says they sell two or three containers of crickets per day at the truck.