Though we sell our worms as food for pets, many people choose to eat them as well! We sell to Fear Factor, bodybuilders, Hotlix lollipops, and more restaurants than you'd probably like to know! We have an FDA compliant label showing the nutritional content of our mealworms. We only use human-grade vegetables and grain to feed our worms because we know so many people choose to eat them. We avoid the use of chemicals at all costs, using only dilute bleach to clean our tubs between use before letting them air dry in the sun. We do recommend that if people choose to eat them that they are treated as raw meat and be fully cooked first. I can tell you that sautéing them in butter and garlic until they're crisp and then salting makes a very good treat.
Here are some recipes as well: New York Entomological Banquet Recipes
Studies have found mealworms are a fantastic alternative to meat, with the same amount of protein, lower fat, and have far less of an environmental impact. You can view newspaper article in the LA Times our company was recently interviewed about people eating our insects on our "In The News Page
" (item #1 "In The Los Angeles Times"), as well as a television show in item #2. We are strong supporters of entomophagy and work with many companies that manufacture flours, etc.