by Yoko Kunimoto
KYOTO — A venture company in this western Japan city has developed a protein bar using cricket powder, promoting the new product line as a highly nutritious food and a protein source that can be produced more efficiently than beef or pork.
The “BugMo Cricket Bar” contains the powder of some 50 crickets in each product. It has two flavors, chocolate and green tea, and also includes dried fruits and nuts. The Kyoto-based company BugMo sells a total of some 1,000 bars a month to gyms and supermarkets in areas such as Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo prefectures in western Japan, as well as to those who order through the company’s website. The product with 200 kilocalories retails for 500 yen each…
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