OKUILI - DELITE DELLA TERRA
DTU - NATIONAL FOOD INSTITUTE – TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
ECOTROPHELIA DENMARK 2015 - Or/Gold ECOTROPHELIA EUROPE 2015 - Not awarded
There is a major global problem with the increasing population and the amount of greenhouse gasses released to the atmosphere. The meat industry, supported by the demand of meat in the daily diets, is one of the most important sources of greenhouse gasses. In some places in the world, the society is trying to decrease their environment impact by changing their diets. That is why we need to think differently and start using different ingredients, such as less environmental damaging protein sources like insects. The product, Delite Della Terra, is made to increase the awareness and the interest in eating insects as a food ingredient. Insects release almost no CO2, have a high nutritional value and consist of a high amount of protein. Furthermore, insects are less demanding than other livestock because their need of energy, land and water are minimal compared with animals such as cows and pigs. Delite Della Terra is a tasty, easy and fast to cook product with mealworms. It is a tortellini-like product consisting of dough made of chickpeas and stuffing made of herbs, cheese, mushrooms and mealworms. In this product, the insects are not visible; they are crushed and mixed into an “everyday food product”. Thereby, the consumer will not be able to see the insect, but only taste it. Two variants of Delite Della Terra (with basil and parsley) are ready for industrial production and should be launched together. Delite Della Terra – An innovative, eco-friendly and delicious choice!