According to the latest Report on Food Waste (2020) prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), more than 7 million tons of food are thrown away in Spain every year. Of all the discarded foods, bread occupies the first positions in the ranking, representing more than 50%.
Leaving aside the serious economic and environmental consequences of this waste, the data is even more alarming for a reason. And it is that bread has always been an essential food in our diet. Being an inexpensive and easy-to-prepare food, it has become an affordable ingredient for even the most humble families.
For this reason, it is difficult to understand that bread is one of the foods that is most discarded each year by both households and industries. Even more so when it is possible to take advantage of many of its derivatives.
One of the best known derivatives of bread is breadcrumbs. Unlike us, our ancestors were aware that food should not be thrown away and decided to give bread a second life. In this way, breadcrumbs became one of the first ingredients used. Meat, vegetables, fish and other foods could be coated with breadcrumbs and obtain much more flavorful and crispy recipes.
Currently, breadcrumbs continue to be an essential ingredient in our gastronomy and have evolved into more refined and elaborated breadcrumbs. And it has also been adapted to the needs of many people who suffer from illnesses or food intolerances. In gluten-free breadcrumbs is an example and an option for those who suffer from celiac disease.
We have not been left behind and with our gluten-free breadcrumbs you will no longer have to give up enjoying your favorite recipes. Take a look at our store and get it!
If you want more information on food waste in Spain, here we leave you the complete study.