First of all because they taste great, in a way you don’t expect!
Then because they are rich in proteins, vitamins, calcium, fiber, iron, zinc and omega-3, very nutritious and dietetics.
Crickets -for example- provide more than twice the protein, five times more magnesium and three times more iron than beef. Not bad!
Edible insects are so determinant for the future food supply for a growing world population that back 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.
Yes, that’s true!
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.
That’s a huge difference!
Edible insects breeding greatly reduces the needed amount of water and soil and greenhouse gases production: crickets, for example, produce 80 times less emissions than cattle.
The global population is growing constantly, food and environmental resources will be soon not sufficient to sustain this growth-rate.
Insects are not only a great 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.
“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
Yes, is now possible to sell edible insects products in every country inside the EU market.
Current legislation allows us to market this products exclusively within the EU borders.
Purchase to non-EU countries may cause customs problems for which we’ll be not responsible for.