Frequently asked questions
1. Which insects are edible?
There are over 2000 edible species of insects in the world.
Including species of various insect groups: beetles, butterflies, bees-thorns, dragonflies, termites, flies, cockroaches, grasshoppers-crickets-locusts and other groups.
2. Why are our crickets are not a food?
EU law does not regulate insects as a food yet. As a result, in the absence of a legal basis, our crickets, grown and produced in Lithuania, in accordance with the widely used technologies in North America and Europe, cannot be called food yet. Therefore, we offer you a source of protein instead of food product.
3. From farm to table?
Once the crickets reach the end of their adulthood, they are harvested and prepared. Firstly, they are euthanized with cold. They are cleaned with water, shortly boiled, then are roasted in oven. At this point some are packaged and others are ground into a flour.
4. Why should I start using insects?
There are many nutritional and environmental benefits of eating insects.
High in Omegas
Rich in protein
Chock full of iron and calcium
Exponentially less taxing on agricultural resources
Exponentially less taxing on fresh water resources
Exponentially less greenhouse gases produced than livestock production
Producing insects takes less food and space than livestock production
5. How much protein is in crickets?
Protein content ranges from 50-70 % (dry weight). Our crickets have about 51 % protein.
6. I want to start using insects? Where should I start?
It’s great that you want to start eating insects! We recommend starting off nice and easy. You can try natural whole roasted crickets – to feel the natural taste.
If you do not want whole cricket, cricket flour is perfect for you! You can add it almost everywhere.
7. Are there cricket allergies?
Yes, in some cases. Crickets are arthropods, just like prawns, crabs and lobsters and they can cause allergic reactions for individuals with a crustacean shellfish allergy. So if you have a crustacean shellfish or dust mites allergy, you may be sensitive / allergic to crickets.