Unraveling the physicochemical attributes of three cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus)-enriched biscuit products and implications on consumers’ preference and willingness to pay

Abstract:

Disgust and neophobia elicited by whole insect products, has necessitated the need to mask insect-based food products. The physico-chemical parameters, sensory acceptance, and willingness to pay (WTP) for wheat biscuits supplemented with cricket powder was evaluated. The biscuits’ color intensity correlated with the cricket inclusion levels. Spread ration of cricket-enriched-biscuits increased (1.0–1.2-folds), while the hardness and fracturability decreased (1.0–1.3-folds and 1.0–1.2 folds, respectively) compared to the control biscuit. Cricketbiscuits exhibited 1.2–1.7, 1.1–3.7, 1.2–3.0 and 1.1–1.2-folds higher (p < 0.05) protein, ash, fiber, and fat, respectively. Ca, Fe, and Zn were 1.1–3.7, 1.1–1.2 and 1.4–4.0-folds higher, respectively, for cricket-based biscuits. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids proportionally increased with increasing cricket flour. On a likert scale, 71.4%, 71.9%, 38.4% and 57.5% of the caregivers and 38.6%, 58.3%, 40.0% and 34.0% for children (3–5 years) strongly preferred the color, texture, taste and aroma, respectively, of the cricket-based biscuits. Forty-seven (47%) of the caretakers were WTP a premium of 37 Kenyan shillings (0.34 USD) for cricket-based biscuits. Our findings demonstrated that integration of cricket flour into existing market-driven consumer familiar food products significantly increased acceptability and WTP, thus promising potential to contribute to improved food and nutritional security.
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APA

Public Library, A. & Arama, D (2024). Unraveling the physicochemical attributes of three cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus)-enriched biscuit products and implications on consumers’ preference and willingness to pay. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/unraveling-the-physicochemical-attributes-of-three-cricket-gryllus-bimaculatus-enriched-biscuit-products-and-implications-on-consumers-preference-and-willingness-to-pay

MLA 8th

Public Library, Africana, and Divina Arama "Unraveling the physicochemical attributes of three cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus)-enriched biscuit products and implications on consumers’ preference and willingness to pay" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/unraveling-the-physicochemical-attributes-of-three-cricket-gryllus-bimaculatus-enriched-biscuit-products-and-implications-on-consumers-preference-and-willingness-to-pay. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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Public Library, Africana, and Divina Arama . "Unraveling the physicochemical attributes of three cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus)-enriched biscuit products and implications on consumers’ preference and willingness to pay". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/unraveling-the-physicochemical-attributes-of-three-cricket-gryllus-bimaculatus-enriched-biscuit-products-and-implications-on-consumers-preference-and-willingness-to-pay >.

Chicago

Public Library, Africana and Arama, Divina . "Unraveling the physicochemical attributes of three cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus)-enriched biscuit products and implications on consumers’ preference and willingness to pay" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/unraveling-the-physicochemical-attributes-of-three-cricket-gryllus-bimaculatus-enriched-biscuit-products-and-implications-on-consumers-preference-and-willingness-to-pay