Enjoy the edible insect revolution

SAY HELLO TO A NEW GENERATION OF PASTA.

Imagine that your next dish of fusilli was packed with protein, iron, calcium, omega fatty acids and vitamin B12. That would be cool, right? Well, that dream is already a reality. Cricket Pasta is also sustainable, meaning it has far less of an impact on the environment because insect protein requires way less resources to be produced. And oh yes, it’s also tasty!

cricket pasta package

11

VITAMIN B12, MG x KG

220

PROTEIN, GR x KG

5

PERCENT OF FIBERS

A GOOD REASON TO EAT CRICKET PASTA? WE’LL GIVE YOU 3.

It’s yummy – according to clients and chefs. It’s healthy – nutritionists confirm it. And it is sustainable – as verified by scientists.

Cricket Pasta pieces

We have had many customers, food journalists and even professional chefs try our Cricket Pasta and they all say the same thing: Cricket Pasta tastes great!

It is almost indistinguishable from wholewheat pasta and compliments many different sauces: from classics like pesto, carbonara or tomato sauce, to something more exotic like serving it in a Thai Green Curry. You may even choose to serve it cold – a la Greek salad!

Check out our social media, as well as some feedback. We welcome new combinations and encourage you to share your creations with us!

As with any new and growing trend, proper and extensive research needs to be done. So far, nutritionists are finding that crickets are indeed a powerhouse packed with nutritional goodness – a superfood! They are full of high quality proteins and rich in non-diary calcium, vitamin B12, Omega fatty acids, iron and even contain all 9 of the essential Amino Acids.

That’s why Cricket Pasta has its exceptional nutritional profile.

We cannot eat beef every week. Cows needs too many resources, including 1000 times more water and up to 10 times more feed to be farmed. Cattle uses more land, which could be used to grow food and crops for us. As a protein, crickets are estimated to be about 20 times more efficient than cows. Not to mention the animal suffering and cruelty involved in raising livestock and the fact that cattle is the number one cause of greenhouse gases. Crickets produces almost 100 times less CO2 than cows. You didn’t know, did you?

What is Cricket Pasta, and how is it made?

Is it magic?

Not magic, and very simple: we add cricket flour to wheat flour. After mixing the flours, (20:80) they go through the traditional pasta making process.

We know where our crickets come from.

Our crickets are raised for human consumption in selected farms. They must adhere to our criterias. No chemicals are allowed.

Our suppliers are certified.

We work only with suppliers who are FDA approved and GMP/HACCP certified, which means that they follow International food safety procedures.

Does it contain gluten?

Yes. More than 99% of the people are OK with gluten. Without it, pasta would not be so tasty. And there are also other reasons for this choice.

Helping local farmers.

Bugsolutely is not an NGO but a business. Still, we are happy we can help and support local Thai farmers. Crickets ensure them higher margins than their usual crops, like rice. We buy cricket flour from producers who care about their sources.

oh, you are a chef?

An entirely new category of food: edible insects. Customers are hungry for new experiences. Cricket Pasta has a nutty, natural taste – you are limited only by your imagination!

Edible insects? Seriously?

Oh, yes! We westerners eat horrifying stuff, like mold (aka cheese), guts (aka sausages) and shrimps (don’t they look like monsters?). But we do not eat healthy, tasty crickets? We should. Wanna know more?

What next?

We will develop other types of pasta, but always super! Nutritional values is at the core of our product, and insect flours provide this.

WANNA KNOW MORE ABOUT THE EDIBLE INSECT MARKET?

Why we have not eaten insects for so long?

There is a lot of evidence that all point to the fact that insects used to be a core part of our diets. We stopped this practice due to a couple of reasons: the demand was higher than the supply and we simply couldn’t get any; and farmers started viewing insects negatively as “pests” because of the damage they did to their crops.

What other kinds of edible insect products are there?

With the edible insect world rapidly growing in awareness and popularity, there are also a growing number of companies producing edible insect products of all types. There are, of course, the protein bars from Exo and Chapul, Chirps chips from Six Foods and even cocktail bitters from Critter Bitters

Is this regulated?

Most of the countries are updating their regulations to introduce edible insects, since they realize the environmental and health benefits of bugs. Some countries, like the US and UK, explicitly recognized that there is no particular danger in edible insects if they are raised for human consumption. Korea and Belgium recently published a list of accepted insect species. Crickets are on top of it.

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