"Koorogi Senbei" will be released by MUJI. Pre-sale at the net store from May 20th. It contains 55g (1.94oz) and the price is 190 yen (tax included).
This product was designed with the hope that it will serve as an opportunity to consider issues such as food security and environmental issues in the future due to the rapid population growth of the world. After collecting information such as visiting Finland, an advanced country of insect food, the development was promoted in collaboration with Tokushima University, which is at the forefront of insect food research.
Why crickets?Insects contain more major nutrients in their bodies than livestock, which are the main animal protein resource. Therefore, nutrients can be ingested efficiently. Furthermore, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions and the amount of water and food required for growth are overwhelmingly small, and it is expected that the environmental burden will be reduced. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) also recommends insect food as an alternative to livestock because of its high nutritional value and low environmental impact.
Among them, crickets are easy to breed and can be produced efficiently. It is attracting attention at home and abroad as being suitable for food.
MUJI cricket senbeiWe use a tropical cricket called "Gryllus bimaculatus" bred based on research at the University of Tokushima. It is made into powder and kneaded into rice crackers. It is finished with a simple composition without using extra ingredients to make the best use of the taste of crickets. You can enjoy the fragrant flavor close to shrimp.
* Edible cricket powder contains ingredients similar to crustaceans such as shrimp and crab, so people with allergies to shrimp and crab should refrain from doing so.