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March 8, 2017

Brazilian Scientists Bake Bread Out of Cockroach Flour

The VICE interview doesn’t reveal how the two scientists turn the cockroaches in to flour, I think it’s fair to assume that the insects are dried and then finely ground into a fine flour-like powder. This then mixed with regular mixed flour to create baked goods like bread with a considerable protein content. Lucas and Menegon conducted a study and found that a bread containing just 10% cockroach flour presented a protein increase of 49.16 percent, when compared to bread made only with wheat flour. | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 8, 2017 10:06 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Think I'll just spread some peanut butter on my bread if I need more protein.

Posted by: indyjonesouthere at March 8, 2017 2:17 PM

Hey, if the cockroaches are cooked before being ground into a powder, they're sterile, and therefore safe to eat.

Appetizing? Um .......

Hale Adams
Pikesville, People's still-mostly-Democratic Republic of Maryland

Posted by: Hale Adams at March 8, 2017 7:14 PM

What's the protein increase if they substitute jism for water?

After all, what difference does it make?

Posted by: John The River at March 8, 2017 8:24 PM

Maybe they would eat it in Venezuela.

Posted by: pbird at March 10, 2017 8:15 AM

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