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Crushed Crickets for in-flight meals, A Japanese Favourite

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There is no debate favouring the fact that food on aeroplanes is tasty. It is a known fact that aeroplane food is bland and tasteless.

There are different weird foods consumed by people across the world, whether they are bugs, insects, or even ants and beetles.

Insects are considered a delicacy in Japan. Keeping that in mind, the Japanese airline Zipiar has introduced an insect-based food menu for their in-flight meals. They are serving chilli burgers and pasta. Both of them have crushed cricket and cost 1,500 yen.

Zipair is said to have collaborated with a food technology company named Gryllus, and they are aiming to serve unusual and weird meals. It is reported that the chefs worked hard for three months before developing this dish.

Cricket-based snacks are served in rural areas of Japan. According to Gryllus, cricket matures quicker and requires less food to live.

Crickets are considered a useful resource because they are a high source of protein and are rich in different vitamins. Gryllus is focusing on them developing more cricket food. Crushed crickets will be used in different dishes, and cricket powder can be sprinkled on top of the dishes.

Eating insects might be yucky for some people, but there are more than 2000 species of insects that are eaten and enjoyed across the world.

It is one of the steps that Zipair has taken towards being environmentally conscious, and it also doesn’t feel like the last. It will definitely take some time to digest the insect in the flight menu, but let’s all face it: it is an effective step towards a better future that will be sustainable too.

Zipair is focusing on reducing food waste and developing a food cycle that will revolve around crickets as the future food.

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