Video Duration 02 minutes 20 seconds

Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity

For most people in Mexico, eating bugs has become normal and vendors seem to always have new recipes to offer.

Insect cuisine is growing in popularity. Ancient traditions are mixed with modern flavours to make the environmentally-friendly menus more appetising to new consumers.

The end results are dishes like ant larvae grilled in garlic and cilantro sauce or fried stink bugs served with a side of guacamole.

Around the world, the edible insect industry is projected to be worth $1.2bn by 2023.

Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City.