Insects fed on waste as fish feed

As part of the result of the Vinnova financed project Five tonnes of fishes in different dishes that aims at producing fish reared exclusively on Swedish produced feed, fish reared on insect based protein were tested and evaluated against fish reared on conventional fish feed. The protein in the test feed comprised of a 1:1 mixture of pea and insect protein. The insects (black soldier fly larvae) were fed stale bread. In total, 25 kg of rainbow trout in this first trial. To the joy of all, the fish fed with insects tasted really well, which suggest that it is feasible that insect can be a part of sustainable Swedish fish feed in the future.                                                                

                                                The fish tasting were performed on four different types of prepared fish: slightly salted, blackened, baked in oven and as sashimi.

Thereafter a lunch was served with the produced trout together with Jerusalem artichoke. The chefs preparing the very tasty fish were Andreas Printz and Anton Tapper.

Contact: Cecilia Lalander 

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