‘Insect Bread’ to be sold in Finnish supermarkets

, (AP) – One of Finland’s is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread.

, head of the Fazer group’s , says one loaf contains about 70 dried , ground into powder and added to the flour.

Hellstrom says the crickets represent 3 percent of the bread’s weight.

He said Thursday that “Finns are known to be willing to try new things,” and according to a survey commissioned by Fazer “good taste, freshness” were among the main criteria for bread.

Hellstrom said in a statement that was changed on Nov. 1 to allow the sale of insects as food.

The first batch of cricket breads will be sold in major Finnish cities Friday.

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