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Mealworms & Crickets

A selection of freeze-dried un-seasoned premium mealworms and crickets suitable for the younger entomophagist.

These real, vile little crunchy critters are prepared and ready to eat. They would make an interesting topping for your pizza or pasta.

They’re high in protein and low in carbohydrates and are sourced from sustainable stocks and organically fed. They have no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.

Ideal for use at Halloween or at bush tucker challenge charity fundraising events.

Size: 5g 

Packaging: Sealed clear re-sealable pouch

Please note that cooked insects are brittle and may not arrive whole or intact following their time in transit.  

Price: £3.50

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Ingredients & allergens

(Freeze-dried): Mealworms (Tenebrio Molitor) 70%, Crickets (crustaceans) 30%.

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Produced in a facility that processes nuts.

Health

Insects are healthy, nutritious alternatives to mainstream staples such as chicken, pork, beef and even fish.

Many insects are rich in protein and good fats and high in calcium, iron and zinc.

Insects already form a traditional part of many regional and national diets.

Environmental

Insects promoted as food emit considerably fewer greenhouse gases (GHGs) than most livestock (methane, for instance, is produced by only a few insect groups, such as termites and cockroaches).

Insect rearing is not necessarily a land-based activity and does not require land clearing to expand production. Feed is the major requirement for land.

The ammonia emissions associated with insect rearing are also far lower than those linked to conventional livestock, such as pigs.

Because they are cold-blooded, insects are very efficient at converting feed into protein (crickets, for example, need 12 times less feed than cattle, four times less feed than sheep, and half as much feed as pigs and broiler chickens to produce the same amount of protein).

Insects can be fed on organic waste streams.

Livelihoods

Insect harvesting/rearing is a low-tech, low-capital investment option that offers entry even to the poorest sections of society.

Mini livestock offer livelihood opportunities for both urban and rural people.

Insect rearing can be low-tech or very sophisticated, depending on the level of investment.

Gifts that do good

By buying lovely things from our shop, you support our charitable projects and help make some amazing things happen.

For example, we offer free day trips to the Eden Project to groups of homeless people, former offenders and socially excluded young people. The inspirational visits give them the chance to get away from everyday life and the inspiration to be able to take positive steps forward.

Read their uplifing transformation stories



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