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BiJimini Ltd., East Orchard, Eastcourt Farm, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9RZ UK

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WHY EAT CRICKETS?

  • To produce a kilo of beef takes 20 kilos of animal feed. Feed that amount to crickets and you get 9 kilos of edible cricket.

  • Crickets have a low carbon footprint and produce a lot less greenhouse gasses than cows. Crickets emit only 2g of CO2 per kilo whereas cows produce 2850g per kilo.

  • Gram for gram, crickets provide more than twice the protein of beef. And that protein is good for humans containing all nine essential amino acids. Crickets contain nearly five times as much magnesium as beef and more than three times as much iron as beef.

  • It takes 1 gallon of water to create 500g of cricket protein, compared to 2,000 gallons to create 500g of beef.

  • The crickets are so small that the space required to farm them is much smaller than farming traditional meat sources. An average cricket lives for 2-3 months. This means that the same amount of time it takes to raise one cattle for human consumption, multiple edible insects can be farmed, generating a high amount of protein in a short time span.
     

Currently all crickets for human consumption are imported and we aim to replace these imports with home grown production of crickets. This is a benefit to the environment as it lessens the environmental harm caused by food miles. Our crickets will be farmed without the use of pesticides or any harmful chemicals and we use peat free compost in the egg pans thereby avoiding the harm that farming peat creates for the environment.