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Partially degreased cricket powder is the new food on the market

Monday, March 6, 2023 - 15:43
Vida Económica

Multigrain breads and rolls, crackers and breadsticks, cereal bars, dry premixes for bread and pastry products, biscuits, dry pasta-based products, sauces, processed products based on potatoes, dishes based on legumes and vegetables, pizzas, products based on pasta, whey powder, meat substitutes, soups or 'snacks' are some of the food products where it is now allowed to incorporate partially degreased powder of 'Acheta domesticus' (house cricket).


Search for protein sources of animal origin Questioned by “Vida Económica” about this novelty, Manuela Pintado, professor and director of the Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF) of the Faculty of Biotechnology of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (ESB-UCP), is aware that “food systems and diets are constantly changing, preserving many traditional characteristics and, at the same time, incorporating new elements and practices”.


Note: You can read the full article in the print edition of the Vida Económica newspaper on March 3, 2022.