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8 Fun Facts About Insects You Probably Didn’t Know
The following are 8 Fun Facts About Insects that we have collected for you in a lovely slide deck. Did you know that insects are an excellent source of high quality protein? They are! There are probably a lot of things that you didn’t know about insects and how they are paving the way for a more sustainable food-source in our future. Let us know if you have any to add!   8 Crunchy Facts About Insects – You Probably Didn’t Know [SlideDeck] 1. You need 22,000 Liters to produce 1 kilo of beef, and 1 Liter to produce 1[...]
Cochineal Food Colouring: This Sustainable Insect Sets an Example
 This article was written for Hi Europe and originally published on insights.ingredientsnetwork.com In the world of edible insects, we find the cochineal one of the few water-soluble red colorants to resist degradation with time. If we look at history, the aesthetic aspects of food were not a major consideration until relatively recently, and began to change fundamentally with the onset of the Industrial Revolution. (Today, for example, a Spanish paella rice dish would be unacceptable to any Spaniard without the saffron yellow coloring. My grandmother would send it back to the kitchen). From the early nineteenth century, a trend developed to add substances to food[...]

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