Welcome to our Why Eat Insects page! Entomophagy (Or Insect eating to you and I) is practiced around the world by approximately 2 Billion people every day. As well as being tasty, insects are packed with protein and other nutrients that your body needs, making them a perfect ingredient in your next meal. If we haven’t already tempted your taste buds, please look below where we answer the question, Why Eat Insects?
Edible insects contain around 50g protein (per 100g) along with a large number of minerals such as Calcium, Iron and Zinc; all whilst being low in carbohydrate, making them a nutrient packed and healthy addition to your diet. If you compare this with beef, which has around 19g protein (per 100g) and a considerably lower amount of iron it is clear to see the huge potential benefits of eating insects.
Insects require considerably less land and fewer resources to make 1kg of protein than other animal-based protein sources. Insects require less than a cupful of water to produce 1kg of protein compared to around 15,400 Litres to make just 1kg of beef!
With our edible insects, nearly 100% of the insect is used to make food, compared to around 40% of a cow being used for beef there is considerably less waste.
Insect waste or frass, like conventional animal waste, can be used as a fertiliser, all of the waste from our farm goes on to be used by gardeners to help grow their plants!
We think that edible insects taste delicious! Why not try them for yourselves?