In this 21st century a race is going on among the food scientists or food technologists or among the Foodtech startups to find out the best animal protein alternative or animal protein substitute. If you have heard about this race you must be knowing about plant-based meat substitutes or meatless meat. When we talk about meat it’s basically the protein source. Earlier or even today many people thing that animal meat is the best protein source for us which is totally a misconception.
Now let’s discover the company selling PASTA made with INSECTS FLOUR.
It’s Jimini’s, founded in 2012, headquaters in the European Union(EU). Yes this company produces different snack products, protein bars made with insects flour and one of such products is the pasta called Jimini Pasta fusilli with basil
- Durum wheat semolo
- Dehydrated Buffalo worms whole meal (Alphitobius diaperinus) (14%)
- Dehydrated egg white
- basil powder (1.5%)
Buffalo worm flour is rapidly gaining ground as one of the best ways to acquire proteins and many other nutrients such as iron, essential fatty acids, all the important vitamins of group B, not forgetting the fiber!
Nutritional Information (x 100 g)
- Kcal 365 (Kj 1545)
- Protein 18.7 g
- Carbohydrates 61.3 g
- Sugars 1.7 g
- Fats 4.2 g
- Salt 0.1 g
- Fibers 3.6 g
- Iron 8.05 mg
Why should you eat insects?
Jimini’s Answer: It’s very simple: insects have the power to significantly reduce the environmental impact of our western diet.
- Farming insects requires fewer resources than cattle
- Insects have the power to reduce the environmental impact of our diet by consuming fewer resources (food and water), and taking up less space than cattle.
- Insects grow quickly
- Insects have very good nutritional qualities
- Insects eaten whole or as flour are rich in protein and are a source of minerals (iron, zinc and calcium). They contain all the essential amino acids, vitamin B121 and omega 3&6.
- Insects have so many different tastes, it’s a culinary revolution!
- Insects release 99% less greenhouse gases compared to cows
To know more about the Jimini’s visit their website . Have you ever tasted edible insects? Let us know in the comment section