Buyers swarm Buraidah market for locusts

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Wed, 2023-03-15 12:59

Local markets in Saudi Arabia’s Buraidah are filled with buyers looking to buy locusts, a seasonal delicacy.

As the demand for the popular local snack increases during the season, prices surge, with a 2 kg bag costing about SR500 ($133) or more, depending on buyers’ negotiating skills.

Khaled Al-Haidan, a customer at the market, said: “Some people eat locusts simply because their parents and grandparents used to eat it while others believe it to be a rich source of protein that helps keep one satiated for long periods of time.”

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