Most consumers today only pay attention to the protein content, whereby quality is actually just as important. There are great differences in the absorption capacity of the human body between raw or cooked and vegetable or animal proteins. Insekterei - Switzerland's first cricket farm - has submitted a project in collaboration with Agroscope to analyse the protein value of cricket powder and other insect products. The researchers digest the proteins in a test-tube (a recently published method co-developed by Agroscope) - just as it would happen in the human stomach and intestine - and examine the digestive products produced. With the support of Swiss Food Research, the research project can start in the coming weeks.
Swiss Food Research Call May 2019 - Project Start September 2019