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Cricket radiatori? Insect pasta takes off in France

From crickets to grasshoppers, one small company in France's Vosges region is turning to insects for its newest pasta recipes.


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Dem specks tho ....

I'll stick with coarsely ground black pepper.

Those specks might very well be pepper. 

In all honesty, I stopped watching around :40 – pouring the cricket flour.


If you didn't know it is cricket, it would just look like flour. 

Here's that "all natural" ingredients thing again... and glad that Snopes gave it a Mostly False, at least in food, don't know about perfume:

Castoreum (or castor, not to be confused with the oil of a castor bean) is a yellowish-brown, unctuous substance with a strong, penetrating odor which beavers secrete from castor sacs located in skin cavities between the pelvis and the base of the tail and spray when scent-marking their territory. (The location of the beaver's castor sacs means that castoreum also often includes a mixture of anal gland secretions and urine as well.)

Because of its scent properties castoreum has long been employed in the perfume-making industry, and processed forms of castoreum have also been used as food additives, in the latter case primarily as enhancers of vanilla, strawberry and raspberry flavorings found in products such as iced tea, ice cream, gelatin, candy, fruit-flavored drinks, and yogurt. 

The use of castoreum in common food products today is exceedingly rare, in large part because collecting the substance is difficult (and therefore expensive).

I guess technically anything is natural because even synthetic things are made from things found in nature. 

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