Sure, 2020 was rough on restaurants and food stands, but 2021 is stacking up to be a bountiful year for crunchy snacks.
NewsTalk–The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has given the green light to snacking on worms.
These mealworms could be used as a protein-rich snack, or an ingredient for other foods.
Environmentalist Dr Cara Augustenborg told The Hard Shoulder this is the way our diets are moving.
“They’re the kind of worms you would feed if you have a turtle or a protein-eating fish.
“They’re very small worms, very crunchy and can be served roasted or mixed into a smoothie.”
She said the EU is also looking at other edible insects, such as crickets.
“We know that the plant-based and alternative meats industry has grown enormously over the last decade, and edible insects are part of that because they’re very protein and vitamin-rich – and they can serve as an alternative source of protein.”
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The Guardian – The Food safety agency’s decision could put mealworms, locusts and baby crickets on menus. It is being billed as the long-awaited breakthrough moment in European gastronomy for mealworm burgers, locust aperitifs and cricket granola.
Within weeks the EU’s European Food Safety Authority is expected by the insect industry to endorse whole or ground mealworms, lesser mealworms, locusts, crickets and grasshoppers as being safe for human consumption.