Novel Food Kaufland expands its range with insect snacks

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Friday, February 01, 2019
The German retailer wants to offer the consumer a new form of snacks.
Photo: Jimini's
The German retailer wants to offer the consumer a new form of snacks.

Whether as a snack in between, the next party or your own jungle test at home: exotic snacks are available at the German retailer Kaufland. The starters include buffalo worms, mealworms, crickets and insect protein bars. In addition, noodles, muesli and worms and bars in other flavours will soon be available.

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.

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