Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets－芬蘭麵包師傅推出碎蟋蟀做成的麵包
Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world’s first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.
The bread, made from flour ground from dried crickets as well as wheat flour and seeds, contains more protein than normal wheat bread. Each loaf contains about 70 crickets and costs 3.99 euros, compared with 2 to 3 euros for a regular wheat loaf.
"It offers consumers with a good protein source and also gives them an easy way to familiarize themselves with insect-based food," said Juhani Sibakov, head of innovation at Fazer Bakeries.
"I don’t taste the difference... It tastes like bread," said Sara Koivisto, a student from Helsinki after trying the new product.
In Western countries, edible bugs are gaining traction in niche markets, particularly among those seeking a gluten-free diet or wanting to protect the environment because farming insects uses less land, water and feed than animal husbandry. （Reuters）