Crazy, unheard of foods come and go every now and then; but sometimes the trends actually may have more to them than just being plain bizarre. It is important to move towards sustainability when it comes to food production, and there are several new studies and lots of research being done in the same respect. A start-up based in Cape Town, South Africa, called Gourmet Grubb has invented an ice cream, which is lactose and gluten free, and is actually nutrient rich in itself. Wondering how that's possible? It's because the milk used in the ice cream is actually extracted from insects.
EntoMilk is an alternative to dairy products that is made by blending the larvae of the black soldier fly. Although it may not sound appetising, the ice cream itself is said to be rich and creamy with an earthy taste. What's more - EntoMilk is also five times more protein-rich than its regular counterpart. There are a couple of ice cream flavours that the South Africa-based company has introduced in its outlet like chocolate, peanut butter and Christmas spices.
Countdown to #wef19 ! We'll be showcasing our ice cream, and everyone is welcome to come and try ???? #absa#foodinnovation#insectsasfoodpic.twitter.com/CJwAdRL2H1— Gourmet Grubb (@GourmetGrubb) August 30, 2019
Gourmet Grubb was founded in 2017, and according to the start-up, the insect milk-based ice cream is actually not just a healthier alternative but also more environmentally sustainable. Insects do not require as much resources to grow and breed as their other animal counterparts. The founder of Gourmet Grubb, Leah Bessa explained to the media that they had expected a lot of push back but people are open-minded and interested in trying this new kind of ice cream. They hope that the demand and market for insect-based alternatives would be sustainable environmentally and for the diet too.
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