Why Insects?

Change tastes so good

Making sustainable food choices is one of the most impactful ways of reducing your CO2 footprint. The United Nations has urged people to eat more insects due to their low environmental impact and high nutritional values. 

We know eating insects may seem peculiar at first, but we have made the transition really easy by creating delicious products with insect powder, meaning no visible bugs. Insects have a nice nutty taste with deep notes of umami, so they are great additions to both sweet and savoury foods. 

If that didn’t convince you, think about the fact that more than 2 billion people around the world enjoy edible insects on a daily basis. So why shouldn’t you? 

High in protein, B12, iron, Omega-3 and fibre 

Covering your nutritional needs while using as few of nature’s resources as possible is key to having a more planet-friendly diet, or what we call being a planetarian.

Edible insects, including crickets and buffalo beetles, are not only rich in protein, they also contain vitamin B12, iron, fibre, Omega-3, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Many of these nutrients are difficult to get sufficient amounts of on a plant-based diet and even people who eat meat often lack iron. 

In fact, adding just 2 spoonfuls of buffalo beetle powder to your smoothie or pancakes covers more than half of the daily recommended intake of vitamin B12 and iron. You can read more about the incredible nutritional components of edible insects here and find inspiration for integrating them into your diet here

Save CO2, water and land!

Edible insects are an incredibly sustainable source of protein, requiring just a tiny fraction of the resources needed to produce beef, pork or chicken.
Buffalo beetles are farmed vertically taking up minimal space (this is also their preferred living arrangement since they love small dark spaces) and they are mainly fed on food-waste, solving yet another problem. 
In 2013, the United Nations published a report urging people to embrace eating insects for the many health and environmental benefits. Read more here.