STUDY UPON ROMANIAN CONSUMERS’ ATTITUDE ABOUT ENTOMOPHAGY

Doina Georgeta Andronoiu, Corina Talida Ilie, Elisabeta Botez

Abstract


In certain parts of the world insects consumption has been practiced by humans since ancient times. Nevertheless, in North America and Europe entomophagy is still a very controversial concept taking into account the nutritional value of insects and the disgust they induce to consumers. The main objective of this study is to determine the Romanian consumers’ attitude about consumption of insects. The study revealed that more than a half of the respondents are not interested in consuming insect, mainly due to the disgust they produce. Anyway, it would be more attractive to consume insects in a restaurant than at home. The ones who would consume insects prefer crickets and locusts prepared by frying. At the same time, the consumers consider that the best dish in which insects are suitable to be included is salad.


Keywords


edible insects, alternative food, preference of entomophagous people, willingness to eat, nutritional value

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v105i1-2.13047



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