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Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by ManirBK: 12:32pm On Nov 26, 2023
Grasshopper is a tropical insect which feeds on plants and other grasses in tropical and semi-arid regions which favours its existence. Over the years, this insect has become a tasty delicacy/snack consumed in Katsina and other parts of northern Nigeria and beyond. Daily Trust on Sunday spotlights this tasty snack.

Grasshopper, which undoubtedly poses great danger to farmers, especially in its swarm, as it devours plants and other crops, is seen as a goldmine for some, as it is a sought-after commodity for residents of Katsina and other places. Young men and women pick, process, fry and sell it as a tasty delicacy.

Daily Trust on Sunday gathered that residents take advantage of the abundance of grasshoppers in Katsina State to run a lucrative business for domestic consumption as well as for export to make ends meet.

In addition to its great taste, grasshopper also has some nutritional value according to a nutritionist, Fatima Maikaita.

For those who cannot afford meat or fish, grasshopper is a good replacement because it has a lot of nutrients. It is part of protein diet,” she said.

Many believe that grasshopper tastes great when prepared well with ingredients as asserted by Hussaini Musa, after tasting the delicacy.

Wow! This grasshopper tastes good! Let me tell you something you may not know. At times, some people are asked to avoid meat by doctors, especially those that have gout or uric acid. But such patients could take grasshopper without any problem, while deriving the same satisfaction.

Considering the harsh economic situation in Nigeria today, many families, even well-to-do ones, now prefer grasshopper to chicken and beef. The secret is for you to find out,”
he said.

There are over one million youths within the value chain of grasshopper business from supply to processing, distribution and so on. Those selling the product in Katsina are cashing out on a daily basis.

Abdul Hassan is physically challenged but has quit begging to start processing and selling fried grasshopper at several spots in Katsina city. Hassan is happy with the business.

“I am fully satisfied with this business. From it I bought houses, plots of land, got married, pay my children’s school fees and above all, I’m now an employer of labour.

Abdul Hassan is not only self-reliant now but has employed over 40 youths who work under him and from the business they pay school fees and meet other basic necessities.

These grasshoppers are not only consumed in Katsina but in other places like Kano, Kaduna, Abuja, Lagos and other cities in Nigeria.

Beyond that, thousands of bags of grasshoppers delivered to Katsina from Niger Republic and nearby bushes around Katsina are processed for export to England, America, Saudi Arabia and other African countries such as Cameroon, Ghana and Central Africa Republic.

Another young man who is into the grasshopper processing and selling business, Abubakar Abdulaziz, said I have over 17 people working under me and we sell from N50, N100, N200, N500, N1000 up to N20, 000 and N50, 000 worth of the processed delicacy to customers.

In fact, I have some merchants who buy and send it to their customers in Europe, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, USA and other countries.

As the business booms by the day, stakeholders decried high cost of vegetable oil and other ingredients as their major constraints, calling on the government to assist them at least with empowerment, in order for them not to be self-reliant only, but to employ more people, thereby helping the government to keep a lot of jobless youths off the streets.

https://dailytrust.com/fried-grasshopper-katsina-residents-make-fortune-selling-tasty-insects/

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by ManirBK: 12:32pm On Nov 26, 2023
A man's poison is another man's food!

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by SIXTEENTH(m): 12:41pm On Nov 26, 2023
ManirBK:
A man's poison is another man's food!

What do you expect since some women down south complained about the price of fish sky rocketing resently so some folks don get source of proteins be that.

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by God1000(m): 1:56pm On Nov 26, 2023
Is there any creature on this planet that people don't eat? One man food is another man's poison.

The current economic woes is also making people to adjust

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by nairalee(m): 8:17pm On Nov 26, 2023
Omo this is a serious life lesson o


Never underrate any thing called business

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by BarrElChapo(m): 8:17pm On Nov 26, 2023
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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by Makunahatata: 8:18pm On Nov 26, 2023
Hmmm
Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by Exceed15: 8:18pm On Nov 26, 2023
Congratulations
Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by DDIA: 8:19pm On Nov 26, 2023
ManirBK:
A man's poison is another man's food!
Na Jeon sweet grasshopper you the call poison?



No let her call on Mohammed to punish you with the sword grin

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by Obakoolex(m): 8:20pm On Nov 26, 2023
Ahhhhh from tata grin

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by money121(m): 8:20pm On Nov 26, 2023
Ok
Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by Skillsnigeria: 8:20pm On Nov 26, 2023
That's good
Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by NeoWanZaeed(m): 8:20pm On Nov 26, 2023
Someone in Kastina to corroborate this for us

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by Benwallt(m): 8:21pm On Nov 26, 2023
You mean those greenish smelling grasshopper (elete)? Wonderous and astounding. Never. Knew it's edible

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by qtguru(m): 8:21pm On Nov 26, 2023
DDIA:

Na Jeon sweet grasshopper you the call poison?



No let her call on Mohammed to punish you with the sword grin

grin
Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by englishmart(m): 8:22pm On Nov 26, 2023
grin
Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by FuckingMachine: 8:22pm On Nov 26, 2023
Oga show us the human skull you used.

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by KingOfAllIgbos: 8:22pm On Nov 26, 2023
grin

Make I go call Nkechi.

We should start selling 🐖 🐷

Them plenty for that side. grin

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by Anny69(f): 8:23pm On Nov 26, 2023
Una dey eat grasshopper too?! undecided

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by hkidola00(m): 8:23pm On Nov 26, 2023
grin
God1000:
Is there any creature on this planet that people don't eat? One man food is another man's poison.

The current economic woes is also making people to adjust
Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by ATEAMS: 8:23pm On Nov 26, 2023
Congratulations

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by Aldebaran(m): 8:24pm On Nov 26, 2023
grin

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by Lovemeharder(f): 8:24pm On Nov 26, 2023
Wow!
Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by mrdharkchild(m): 8:24pm On Nov 26, 2023
Point us to you major customers.
Don't come out and make noise when you are still doing underground bad business..
Stop deceiving the gullible

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by Fatbam005: 8:24pm On Nov 26, 2023
God of wonders
Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by nedekid: 8:25pm On Nov 26, 2023
Awon motivational speakers don land.
Oya, let Nigerians sharp sharp go into grasshoppers picking, farming, cooking, selling and eating. It replaces expensive beef, you can also make "dollars" selling it "ablod".
The whole grasshopper "value chain" etc (i love those big Grammer)..
Let Nigeria youths rise and go into grasshopper business instead of complaining, the future is bright. grin

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by omoredia: 8:26pm On Nov 26, 2023
Tasty but not as sweet as scorpions

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by nedekid: 8:26pm On Nov 26, 2023
mrdharkchild:
Point us to you major customers.
Don't come out and make noise when you are still doing underground bad business..
Stop deceiving the gullible
Lolz, if you know you know..

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by Dollarboss93: 8:26pm On Nov 26, 2023
1Dyoung1:
I liked those things during my NYSC, it's called para


Not para.... Is FARA

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Re: Fried Grasshopper: Katsina Residents Make Fortune Selling Tasty Insects by CHIOMAEZEH: 8:26pm On Nov 26, 2023
Hmm

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