Why eat insects? What are the nutritional benefits?
First of all because they taste great, try them and they will amaze you!
Then because they are very nutritious, dietetics, rich in protein, vitamins, calcium, fiber, iron, zinc and omega-3.
Crickets provide more than twice the protein, five times more magnesium and three times more iron than beef.
Already in 2013 the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) published a key document on the contribution of insects for food security, economy and environment.
What are the advantages for the environment and for food-production sustainability?
On average, insects are able to convert 2 kg of food in 1 kg of body mass, cattle instead require 8 kg of food to raise 1 kg of body mass.
Their breeding greatly reduces greenhouse gases production: crickets, for example, produce 80 times less emissions than cattle.
Also the needed amount of water and soil is drastically reduced.
The global population is growing constantly, food and environmental resources are not sufficient to sustain this growth-rate.
Insects are not only a formidable alternative source of protein immediately available for developing countries, but also a tool to change the model of food production in developed ones, making it sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Can eating insects cause allergic reactions or other health problems?
“There are no known cases of transmission of diseases or parasitoids to humans from the consumption of insects (on the condition that the insects are handled under the same sanitary conditions as any other food).
Allergies may occur, however, that are comparable with allergies to crustaceans, which are also invertebrates.
Compared to mammals and birds, insects may pose less risk of transmitting zoonotic infections to humans” - Source: FAO
Can your products be sold and purchased in any European country?
Current legislation on edible insects is not standardized within Eu member states.
Purchase from EU countries where selling and consuming edible insects is not allowed may cause customs problems for which we’ll be not responsible for.
Can your products be sold and purchased outside Europe?
Current legislation allows us to market this products exclusively within the EU borders.
Purchase from non-EU countries may cause customs problems for which we’ll be not responsible for.
Can I activate the automatic renewal of my order?
This is one of the services we plan to offer in the next months.
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Can I pay with Bitcoin?
Currently this is not possible, but we plan to accept bitcoins as payment in the near future.
Edible insects and products containing them are a new and intriguing subject, so if you have any question you can contact us and we’ll be happy to answer.