December 20, 2017 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #1431036
So there are 4 types of locusts that are kosher to eat. Right now, an Israeli food-tech company is experimenting with non-kosher insect protein powders.
1) Would you try kosher locust protein powder if it was certified by your rabbi’s preferred mashgiach, labeled with his top hescher, and it’s mamash kosher for you?
2) Do you think that contemporary rabbonim would consider a vanilla-flavored locust protein powder dairy-free shake as parev, fleishig, or machlokes?
Thank you 🙂
Here’s info on *Flying SpArk* from Baking Business dot com:
“Flying SpArk produces all-natural protein extracted from the Mediterranean fruit fly for use in foods for human consumption. This sustainable protein source is high in calcium, iron and potassium. It is also odorless and almost cholesterol-free.
‘We are excited to join the Ikea accelerator and to have the opportunity to learn how to work with a giant retailer like Ikea,” said Eran Gronich, co-founder and chief executive officer of Flying SpArk. “This will completely enhance our product development and how we progress. Ikea will mentor and work with our team toward eventually collaboration between the companies to develop a product and hopefully to launch it at Ikea’s restaurants.'” (Baking Business)December 21, 2017 6:53 am at 6:53 am #1431127
How could it be fleishig?December 21, 2017 6:53 am at 6:53 am #1431131
Coincidentally, the Daf Yomi, Shevuos 22, discusses eating dirt.December 21, 2017 8:18 am at 8:18 am #1431228
Solaro: Aren’t bugs animals? Maybe it would be considered meat, like chicken?December 21, 2017 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm #1431425
Avram in MDParticipant
If one doesn’t have a mesora for which locusts are kosher, then none can be eaten. Do any communities other than the Teimanim have such a mesora?December 21, 2017 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm #1431433
Avram in MDParticipant
Solaro: Aren’t bugs animals? Maybe it would be considered meat, like chicken?
Fish are animals, but their meat is pareve. Locusts would be treated like fish. Basar v’chalav (laws of meat and dairy) apply only to the animals included in the Torah D’oraisa prohibition (kosher domesticated animals) and the rabbinical extension of the prohibition (e.g., “wild” animals, fowl).December 21, 2017 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #1433512
Avram in MD: Oh yea! Thank you; I forgot that fish are parev! Good point.
Thanks for helping me see where Solaro is coming from 🙂December 21, 2017 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #1433513
So those four types of locusts are only kosher to a minority of Jews?
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