Hold onto your toasters, folks! In a jaw-dropping culinary twist, two Brazilian food scientists are championing a rather, shall we say, unusual ingredient for your morning toast – cockroaches. Yep, you heard it here first! Andressa Lucas and Lauren Menegon from the Federal University of Rio Grande have transformed these critters into flour that’s apparently more protein-packed than your average wheat flour. But before you squirm in your seat, these aren’t your everyday kitchen pests; they’re the highfalutin Nauphoeta cinerea, living their best life on a diet of fruits and veggies at a specialized breeder’s facility.

Now, before you get carried away with the idea of crunching down on a roach-infused baguette, let’s dive deeper. Supposedly, this insect-based flour boasts more protein, amino acids, and lipids. But here’s where the raised eyebrows come in – while they claim it’s a game-changer for malnutrition and eco-friendly eating, let’s not forget it’s bug bread we’re talking about. And sure, they’ve baked up loaves with a dash of roach flour, but let’s be real, who’s lining up to bite into a slice of that?


Brazilian Scientists Bake Bread Out of Cockroach Flour