To feed the expanding world population, more high protein food from sustainable sources and at affordable costs is needed. Yet current protein sources – beef, chicken, fish – are reaching their limits, putting pressure on natural resources, and damaging the environment.
Edible insects are gaining momentum as a high protein alternative that is efficient to produce, low cost, and requires minimal resources. With insects already an integral part of the diet of more than 2.5 billion people, and growing awareness of insects’ advantages in new food markets, there is a need — and an opportunity — for quality insect products that can be mass produced efficiently and economically.
Hargol FoodTech is world's first commercial grasshopper farmer. The company is using technology to grow large quantities of grasshoppers in captivity. Company's optimized methods and technology enable growing several species of grasshoppers quickly and under sanitary conditions for a reliable, sustainable, and quality protein source. Hargol's line of products will include grasshopper protein powder, food additives and pet food.
The Hargol FoodTech difference includes:
Year-round production – as opposed to limited seasons in the wild – for an ongoing, large supply to meet growing demand
Superior nutrient content – Up to 70% protein, all essential amino acids, lipids, Iron, zinc, chitin
Innovative cage structure for vertical farming enables growing X10 more biomass per m², improved sanitarian conditions
Optimized feeding – reduces growing costs, improves nutrient content
Zero waste – all materials converted into products
Efficient growth & production methods – saves resources, creates high margins
Neutral in taste and flavor & minimal processing – high quality ingredient