(stockphototrends/iStock, Getty Images) The notion of biting into a bug or chewing on a cricket might make some people a bit squeamish. Don’t squash the idea until giving this food some thought. Some 2 billion people around the world already eat insects to supplement their diet, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization….

(nimless/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español Pomegranates can be a little intimidating. Cutting one open requires some precision. And are they even worth the work to free all those little ruby red buds inside? Nutritionists think so. “Pomegranates are high in dietary fiber and antioxidants,” said Penny Kris-Etherton, the Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional…

(Westend61, Getty Images) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them. The ancient world had a reverential affection for figs. They’re celebrated in both the…