If you’re open to allowing your pallets to taste something different, then here you go, eat some crushed up roaches. First off, they only added some of the ground up roaches to an existing wheat flour-based bread so this isn’t cockroach bread really. It’s a wheat flour bread with some additional protein added in the form of the ground up roaches. It’s still unsuitable for anyone who’s got a gluten allergy or is trying to limit wheat products in their diet.
Second off, I don’t need my bread flavored with cockroaches…or chestnuts or anything else. A freshly made loaf of bread is perfect unto itself!
Looking for an easy, affordable way to get a high protein diet? Researchers of the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) in Rio Grande do Sul may have come across a crunchy answer, although it might turn your stomach; cockroach-laced bread.
I loves my bread, God knows I do, but after seeing this video, I know I can give this up asap without a second, third or fourth thought. Goodbye Bread, it was a wonderful affair.
SOT, Lauren Mengon, Federal University of Rio Grande researcher (Portuguese): “It’s a special cockroach: its scientific name is Nauphoeta cinerea, they are bred in captivity. A lot of care is put into what they eat, [as] they only eat fruits and vegtables.” SOT, Myrian Melado, Federal University of Rio Grande researcher (Portuguese): “Insects don’t create waste.
If we think of the amount of water we need to breed an insect, compared to the amount of it needed for cattle breeding, it’s infinitely less. They take less time to grow, [as] the Cinerea cockroach we use takes an overall of 75 days from the first stage until the last.” SOT, Myrian Melado, Federal University of Rio Grande researcher (Portuguese): “Cockroaches taste like nuts, that is, they remind us of chesnut or peanut. They’re really good and tasty, and [their presence] does not affect the favour of the bread.”