Flashcards in nonconventional food source Deck (7)
rarest coffee in world?
kopi luwak/civet (droppings of civet cat)
how does civet coffee get prepared in the cat's system?
digestive enzymes break down proteins to expose free a.a. and have a unique rxn during maillard browning when roasted
why do we need alt. protein source?
-ballooning population (9 bill. by 2050)
-need 70% more protein on 30% less farmland
-climate change is disrupting things
entomophagy is practiced in ____ countries with more than ____ insects considered edible
why choose insects?
-high quality protein
-high food conversion rate
-emit less greenhouse gas
-can be grown on organic waste
-require less space
insects selected for:
size, social behaviour, safety, high egg production/hatchability, nutr. benefits, high protein quality