We are engaged in the preparation and processing of protein meal from the insect larvae of the mealybug, from our own local breeding meeting the highest European standards. Mealworm meal is one of the highest quality contemporary sources of protein and finds wide use in the production of food products that need to replenish protein values, as well as supplements, foods for keto diets and alternative diets.
Our company was founded in 2018 and after three years of research in insect biology, we have been breeding insects for food purposes for several years. We have now developed and certified the rearing of mealybug larvae.
We now envisage a dramatic increase in production and want to take our primary production to the next level. We are automating our primary production and are working to expand it further. The second segment is the processing of the larvae themselves. Here we have outsourced the development of the processing technology and the recipe for the meat substitute for the final consumer.
We expect to launch the final products on the market in the summer of 2023.
Our goal is to contribute to new circular solutions that are able to create new food sources from waste and contribute to the protection of nature and the planet. Another goal is to reduce animal suffering in factory farms. If the consumption of insects is expanded, this will have far-reaching positive consequences for water resources, the regeneration of agricultural land, and the reduction of water, soil and air pollution from fertilisers and agrochemicals such as harmful pesticides and herbicides. None of this is necessary for insect farming. Meat consumption has doubled in the last twenty years, and it is our goal, and the goal of all insect farmers, to reverse this trend and save our planet and its ecosystems, on which human society depends.
Insects are commonly eaten in many parts of the world, forming an important part of the daily diet and the basis of a varied diet. How are insects cooked ?
Most species are cooked – you can boil, fry or bake them. They are prepared sweet, salty, added to pancakes, coated in caramel. If you are interested in taste, insect eaters most often compare it to the taste of nuts. Insect consumption (technically entomophagy) is common in many parts of Africa and Asia. In Cambodia they love fried spiders, in Thailand you can have fried bees. In Australia, South America and the Middle East, eating ants, caterpillars, flies, crickets, cicadas and various larvae is common. In Mexico, you can buy dried saranacas.
Sweathopper larvae flour contains a high percentage of proteins, vitamins and health benefits. It has a beneficial effect on muscle growth, healthy weight loss and shedding unnecessary fat.