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  • After a long day under the beating sun, an ice cream might be a tempting1 treat.


    But would you be able to enjoy it if you knew it was made from bug "milk?"但如果你知道这个冰淇淋是用虫“奶”做的,你还会吃得那么香甜吗?

    Gourmet2 Grubb, a Cape3 Town-based start-up, is hoping to use ice cream to introduce the public to the world of eating insects.

    开普敦初创企业Gourmet Grubb希望用冰淇淋带公众了解吃虫子的世界。

    Its luxury ice cream uses EntoMilk, a dairy alternative made by blending the larvae4 of a tropical insect known as the black solider fly.


    The UN predicts that the world will need to double food production to feed the global population by 2050 and has long promoted insect farming as a sustainable alternative protein source to traditional livestock5.


    "We set out to change the way insects were seen, produced and used in the food industry," said Leah Bessa, who co-founded Gourmet Grubb in 2017.

    2017年共同创立Gourmet Grubb公司的利亚·贝萨说:“我们打算改变食品行业看待、生产和使用昆虫的方式。”

    Although over 1,900 insect species are estimated to be consumed by humans worldwide, insects are yet to reach the mainstream6 of Western cuisine7.


    "We were expecting a lot of push back, however people have been extremely open minded," Bessa told CNN. "Everybody loves ice cream."贝萨告诉CNN说:“我们做好了遭遇阻力的思想准备,但结果发现人们的接受度非常高。大家都喜欢吃冰淇淋。”

    The ice cream flavors include chocolate, peanut butter and Christmas spices. According to Bessa, EntoMilk has "a slightly earthy undertone" and gives the ice cream "a rich, creamy taste."这款冰淇淋有巧克力、花生酱、圣诞香料等多种口味。贝萨说,EntoMilk带有“一点泥土的味道”,给冰淇淋增添了“浓郁、柔滑的口感”。

    But it's not just about the taste -- Bessa says insect ice cream is also high in nutrients8. According to Gourmet Grubb EntoMilk is five times higher in protein than dairy.

    不光是口感,贝萨说昆虫冰淇淋的营养价值也很高。据Gourmet Grubb公司介绍,EntoMilk所含的蛋白质比奶制品高五倍。

    According to the UN, it is widely accepted that insects provide nutrients that are comparable to meat and fish.


    "Insects are inherently high in fat and protein and minerals," said Bessa. "The black solider fly has protein and fat content comparable to beef, and zinc9, iron and calcium10 that are much higher than that of beef."贝萨说:“昆虫富含脂肪、蛋白质和矿物质。黑水虻所含的蛋白质和脂肪堪比牛肉,所含的锌、铁和钙比牛肉高得多。”

    EntoMilk is also lactose-free and gluten-free, and unlike dairy milk it does not contain any carbohydrates11 or sugars.


    According to Gourmet Grubb, liter for liter, EntoMilk is more water and energy efficient to produce than any dairy milk or dairy milk alternatives.

    据Gourmet Grubb公司说,生产 EntoMilk每公斤所用的水和能源比任何奶制品或奶制品的替代品都更少。

    "Insects need very little water, feed and space to grow," Bessa explained. "They also produce little/no greenhouse gases compared to traditional livestock."贝萨解释说:“养殖昆虫所需的水、饲料和空间非常少。和传统畜牧业相比,它们排放的温室气体极少或接近于零。”

    Because insects can be farmed indoors in small, controlled environments they can be reared in urban areas, reducing the impact of transporting the milk to the city. It also means they are less at risk of being impacted by external climate patterns, which would affect cattle and crops.


    There is also potential for insect farming to reduce waste.


    "Some insects, like the black solider fly larvae, have the ability to feed on a wide range of organic matter," said Bessa. "For example, the spent grain left over from brewing12 beer is used to feed the larvae."贝萨说:“一些昆虫,比如黑水虻幼虫,能够以各种不同的有机物质为食。举例而言,酿啤酒剩下的麦槽可以用来喂养幼虫。”

    Currently, Gourmet Grubb's ice cream is only distributed in South Africa, but the global edible13 insects market is predicted to reach $1.2 billion by 2023.

    目前,Gourmet Grubb公司的冰淇淋只在南非发售,但据估计到2023年全球可食用昆虫市场可达到12亿美元(84.5亿元人民币)。

    Last month, Gourmet Grubb also opened a concept popup store, which included savory14 insect dishes such as insect powder pasta, chickpea black-larvae croquettes and mopani worm hummus, to serve alongside its ice cream.

    上个月,Gourmet Grubb公司还开了一家快闪概念店,供应的美味昆虫食品除了冰淇淋以外,还有虫粉意面、鹰嘴豆黑色幼虫炸丸子和莫帕尼蠕虫鹰嘴豆泥。

    "We need to find alternatives that will be able to sustain the growing population and create a sustainable and environmentally friendly farming system," said Bessa.


    "The only way EntoMilk can truly make a difference and reduce the pressures of traditional dairy is if it is accepted and consumed on a global scale."“只有EntoMilk在全球范围内被接受和消费,它才能真正改变世界,减少传统奶制品行业的压力。”

     10级    双语 


    1 tempting ['temptiŋ] wgAzd4   第7级
    a.诱人的, 吸引人的
    • It is tempting to idealize the past. 人都爱把过去的日子说得那么美好。
    • It was a tempting offer. 这是个诱人的提议。
    2 gourmet [ˈgʊəmeɪ] 8eqzb   第9级
    • What does a gourmet writer do? 美食评论家做什么?
    • A gourmet like him always eats in expensive restaurants. 像他这样的美食家总是到豪华的餐馆用餐。
    3 cape [keɪp] ITEy6   第7级
    • I long for a trip to the Cape of Good Hope. 我渴望到好望角去旅行。
    • She was wearing a cape over her dress. 她在外套上披着一件披肩。
    4 larvae [ˈlɑ:vi:] w2CxP   第11级
    • Larvae are parasitic on sheep. 幼虫寄生在绵羊的身上。
    • The larvae prey upon small aphids. 这种幼虫以小蚜虫为食。
    5 livestock [ˈlaɪvstɒk] c0Wx1   第8级
    • Both men and livestock are flourishing. 人畜两旺。
    • The heavy rains and flooding killed scores of livestock. 暴雨和大水淹死了许多牲口。
    6 mainstream [ˈmeɪnstri:m] AoCzh9   第8级
    • Their views lie outside the mainstream of current medical opinion. 他们的观点不属于当今医学界观点的主流。
    • Polls are still largely reflects the mainstream sentiment. 民调还在很大程度上反映了社会主流情绪。
    7 cuisine [kwɪˈzi:n] Yn1yX   第8级
    • This book is the definitive guide to world cuisine. 这本书是世界美食的权威指南。
    • This restaurant is renowned for its cuisine. 这家餐馆以其精美的饭菜而闻名。
    8 nutrients ['nju:trɪənts] 6a1e1ed248a3ac49744c39cc962fb607   第8级
    n.(食品或化学品)营养物,营养品( nutrient的名词复数 )
    • a lack of essential nutrients 基本营养的缺乏
    • Nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream. 营养素被吸收进血液。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    9 zinc [zɪŋk] DfxwX   第7级
    • Brass is formed by the fusion of copper and zinc. 黄铜是通过铜和锌的熔合而成的。
    • Zinc is used to protect other metals from corrosion. 锌被用来保护其他金属不受腐蚀。
    10 calcium [ˈkælsiəm] sNdzY   第7级
    • We need calcium to make bones. 我们需要钙来壮骨。
    • Calcium is found most abundantly in milk. 奶含钙最丰富。
    11 carbohydrates [kɑ:bə'haɪdreɪts] 001f0186d1ea717492c413ca718f2635   第7级
    n.碳水化合物,糖类( carbohydrate的名词复数 );淀粉质或糖类食物
    • The plant uses the carbohydrates to make cellulose. 植物用碳水化合物制造纤维素。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    • All carbohydrates originate from plants. 所有的碳水化合物均来自植物。 来自辞典例句
    12 brewing ['bru:ɪŋ] eaabd83324a59add9a6769131bdf81b5   第8级
    n. 酿造, 一次酿造的量 动词brew的现在分词形式
    • It was obvious that a big storm was brewing up. 很显然,一场暴风雨正在酝酿中。
    • She set about brewing some herb tea. 她动手泡一些药茶。
    13 edible [ˈedəbl] Uqdxx   第7级
    • Edible wild herbs kept us from dying of starvation. 我们靠着野菜才没被饿死。
    • This kind of mushroom is edible, but that kind is not. 这种蘑菇吃得,那种吃不得。
    14 savory ['seɪvərɪ] UC9zT   第11级
    • She placed a huge dish before him of savory steaming meat. 她将一大盘热气腾腾、美味可口的肉放在他面前。
    • He doesn't have a very savory reputation. 他的名誉不太好。

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