Novel Food Kaufland expands its range with insect snacks
There are currently around 1,900 different edible insects in the world. Compared to other animal protein sources from livestock such as chickens, pigs and cows, worms and insects require less space, water and feed. They also grow and multiply faster. They are also rich in fiber, unsaturated fatty acids and micronutrients such as copper, iron and magnesium.
The products are manufactured by the French company Jimini's. The buffalo worms available from Kaufland are available in sour cream and onion, the flour worms in garlic and herbs. The consistency of the worms is reminiscent of chips. Unlike most chips, the worms are not deep-fried or baked hot, but processed at low temperatures to preserve nutrients and taste.