Increasing population has made the vast earth small for sufficing the food requirements. New and innovative food solutions are coming forth everyday and here is one more thing to keep you aghast. Insects. Yes, Food Entrepreneurs are trying their hands on insects to turn them into edible flour.
There have been times when internet was populated by the incidents when insects were found in food and meals. But now food chains are crushing and baking these insects to get what we know as "Bread". It happened in Finland lately, that bread baked with insects being crushed are being sold and is hugely accepted by the population.
The flour is prepared from dried crickets, wheat flour and seeds. And each loaf contains about 70 crickets. It has been claimed that this mixture has much more amount of protein content in it when compared with the regular wheat bread. Customers while trying out this special recipe has said that they have not found any significant difference in the taste of the bread.
Though Entomo-phagy or Insect eating is not so uncommon in the world. European countries like, Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Austria have already have insects in their meals. Insects are allowed to be raised and marketed for food use in these countries.
Not just this, the world has recognized this insect eating and to honor the first edition of World Edible Insect Day on the 23d of October 2015 has composed a list of ento-preneurs around the world who are working on this food habit. The UN estimated last year that at least 2 billion people eat insects, and more than 1,900 species have been used for food. The UN estimated last year that at least 2 billion people eat insects, and more than 1,900 species have been used for food. Edible bugs are gaining traction in niche markets in western countries, particularly among those seeking a gluten-free diet or wanting to protect the environment because farming insects uses less land, water and feed than other animal husbandry.