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life Posted 2008-02-23 12:29:16 by Jim Crawford
According to this nutritional chart, large grasshoppers are less nutritious than small grasshoppers by weight. The square-cube law would indicate that as the grasshoppers get larger, a greater proportion of their mass would be structural, so I'm guessing chitin isn't so nutritious.

Yeah, according to the Wikipedia page on chitin, it's a carbohydrate similar to keratin, which composes hair, horns, hooves, &c. So the insect fragments you find in consumer chocolate don't provide much extra nutrition after all. I've been living a lie!
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