Tags: энтомофагия

Mr. Twister

Новости осовечивания

PRNewswire -- The market for alternative meat, eggs, dairy, and seafood products is set to reach at least $290 billion by 2035, as consumers drive unparalleled growth in plant-, microorganism-, and animal-cell-based alternatives, according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Blue Horizon Corporation (BHC).

While the environmental and food security benefits are encouraging, the key to consumer acceptance is parity. Alternative proteins must taste and feel as good as the conventional foods they replace and cost either the same or less. According to our research, this will happen in three stages, with dates varying to some degree depending on the source of alternative proteins and the products they aim to replace:

Plant-based alternatives such as burgers, dairy, and egg substitutes made from soy, pea, and other proteins will achieve parity in 2023, if not sooner.
Alternative proteins made from microorganisms like fungi, yeasts, and single-celled algae will reach parity by 2025.
Alternatives grown directly from animal cells will reach parity by 2032.

Жаль, академик Несмеянов не дожил.
Mr. Twister

Чем занимаются информационные технологии

Биологические добавки для продуктов питания на основе хитина, получаемого из панциря саранчи, пытаются создать ученые из Санкт-Петербургского национального исследовательского университета информационных технологий, механики и оптики (ИТМО), сообщают «Известия».
«Остро встает вопрос о том, как создать более дешевый продукт с такими же питательными свойствами, как и мясо» — заявил профессор факультета пищевых биотехнологий и инженерии Университета ИТМО Александр Ишевский.
Пруфлинк: https://www.gazeta.ru/science/2019/07/22_a_12514609.shtml
Mr. Twister

Энтомофагия

Среди диетологов война с животноводством считается уже практически выигранной, поэтому усилия ученых переключаются на поиск наиболее полезных для здоровья насекомых.

Frontiers in Nutrition -- A new global interest in entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, and invertebrates, arise from the impellent necessity of preserving agriculture resources and to obtain a drastic reduction of the ecological impact of animal food on the planet. The composite nutritional content, direct consequences of a plant-based feeding, associated with the undoubtedly ecological properties, suggest for insects a role as sustainable and functional foods. We aim to investigate the ability of water and liposoluble extracts, obtained by 12 commercially available edible insects and two invertebrates, to display an antioxidant effect in vitro. Results show that water-soluble extracts of grasshoppers, silkworm, and crickets display the highest values of antioxidant capacity (TEAC), 5-fold higher than fresh orange juice, while evening cicada, giant water bugs, Thai zebra tarantula, and black scorpions have negligible values. Grasshoppers, African caterpillars, and crickets have the highest levels of reducing power (FRAP), double than fresh orange juice. Grasshoppers, black ants, and mealworms contain the highest levels of total polyphenols, while Thai zebra tarantula, black scorpions, and giant water bugs are positioned at the bottom of the ranking. The liposoluble fraction of silkworm, evening cicada, and African caterpillars shows highest level of TEAC, twice than olive oil, while Thai zebra tarantula, palm worm, and black ants are placed at the bottom of the ranking. Edible insects and invertebrates represent a potential source of antioxidant ingredients with an efficiency related to their taxonomy and eating habits. More evidences are needed in order to understand if the practice of eating insects and invertebrates might contribute to modulate oxidative stress in humans.

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