This bread in Finland is made of 70 dried cricketsLast updated on Jan 21, 2019, 12:10 am
We often hear about peculiar food items in the world, like mealworm hummus, crispy tarantulas, etc., which are made from weird ingredients.
Add this Finnish-bakery made bread to that list.
That's because this bread is made from a flour prepared by using crushed crickets (not bats, the insects).
A video of the bread-making process has gone viral on the internet.
Here's more on this.
Cricket bread has more protein than a normal bread, apparently
Fazer Bakery in Finland has a reputation of making loaves of bread using ground flour of 70 dried crickets.
Apparently, Fazer Cricket Bread contains more "protein" than normal bread, courtesy the bugs.
The company acquires the cricket flour from the Netherlands.
Fazer started using crickets in their breads, after Finland lifted the ban on the sale of insects to be used for food recently.
Up for experiment? Try this cricket bread!
Find out why a bakery in Finland is using crushed crickets to make its bread 🦗👀 pic.twitter.com/MKjN2QuLuS— FOOD INSIDER (@InsiderFood) January 17, 2019
We want to be in forefront of food resolution: CEO
Markus Hellstorm, CEO of Fazer Bakery, told media, "We want to be in the forefront of food resolution. We want to boost growth in the bread category with hand-made artisanal bread, also in the future."
Hailing the first-in-the-world Fazer Cricket Bread, Hellstorm said it is a great example of how the bakery can easily bake and test different kind of novelties.
Netizens are disgusted to learn about such a bread
Although the woman in the video claimed that it tastes like normal bread, we aren't sure about that.
In fact, some netizens are pretty disturbed to learn that such a bread exists.
Comments such as "I am disgusted", "It's disgusting" were the most common responses on the post.
One Finnish netizen also wrote, "I live in Finland and it has betrayed me."
More than 2 billion people eat insects in the world
Given everything, bread made from an insect famous for its chirping sounds shouldn't be shocking because Food Insider claims that more than two billion people eat insects worldwide.
People from Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Thailand, China, eat insects in one clean sweep.
The main reason for choosing insects as delicacy is because bugs are rich in fatty acids, calcium, iron, and vitamin B12.