INSECT BREAD MADE WITH CRICKET FLOUR THE FUTURE?
Mothers have tricks up their sleeves to get their children to eat their veggies. Jessica Seinfeld wrote a cookbook called Deceptively Delicious which was all about mashing cauliflower into pizza recipes. Gwyneth Paltrow also created a few of these kind of recipes, like her sweet potato muffins. You would never know you were eating so healthy. But have you tried crushing insects into your bread? Like maybe, crickets? I know I haven’t. I had no idea insect bread existed. Until today. Because a bakery in Finland is offering high protein insect bread made of crickets to the world.
WANNA BE A MAGGOT FARMER?
If you were to ask me, what would be the least attractive employment I could think of? The answer would definitely be a maggot farmer. But after learning about what the Finnish are doing to their breads, maggot farming may become lucrative after all. Every maggot is made up of approximately sixty percent protein. So, it’s no surprise that insect-eating is very common in the world. Two billion people eat more than 1,900 varieties of insects every year.
JIMINY! ONE OUNCE OF CRICKETS IS A LOT OF PROTEIN SAYS FINNISH BAKERY
A Finnish bakery called Fazer just announced that they are producing the world’s first insect-based bread which will be available to consumers. The insect bread is made using flour ground from dried crickets, wheat and seeds. The crickets will intensify the protein and other nutrients such as phosphorous and riboflavin. According to Men’s Health, one ounce of crickets delivers more than twice the protein in beef. Not only that, but cricket flour is becoming all the rage. The big question is, will they be making a non-GMO, gluten free option? The growing, health-conscious world hopes so.
INSECTS MARKETED FOR FOOD USE CREEPING ACROSS EUROPE
The Finnish bakery is also subtly introducing the world to insect-based foods. For those who are intimidated, but curious about licking a centipede…look no further! We bet there is a lot of protein in all those little legs. Finland recently joined Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Denmark, in allowing insects to be raised and marketed for food use. Insect bread may lead the way to wider insect ingredient use.
LIMITED SUPPLY OF CRICKETS
There is a limited supply of crickets, so the insect bread initially will only be sold in eleven stores of the Finnish Bakery. Luckily, the company plans on offering it in all their forty-seven stores by next year. Cricket farming is now a real thing, a jumping crop to feed the world’s people.