A mother sits with her daughters in the market in Taxco, a colonial silver mining town sixty miles southwest of Mexico City, Mexico. She is selling bags of the edible iodine-rich flying stinkbug, the jumil (Euchistus taxcoensis). The jumil is rich in iodine and consuming them prevents diseases resulting from iodine deficiency like goiters and thyroid problems. Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.
- ©1998 Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com
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