Q. Have your edible insects been packed in a facility that also deals with shellfish?

A. No, however edible insects contain chitin (insect exoskeleton).  If you are allergic to shrimp or other crustaceans, allergic reaction to edible insects is likely.

Q. Do your edible insects contain wheat gluten?

A. No, our manufacturing plant does not handle wheat gluten and our insects are fed a gluten free diet.

Q. Do your edible insects contain any allergens?

A. Our food products and production facility is completely free of all allergens except crustacean allergen. Edible insects share the same properties as crustaceans, therefore people with crustacean allergies may have a reaction with insects.

Q. Are your edible insects ready-to-eat?

A. Yes, all edible insects for sale on our website are ready-to-eat and manufactured for human consumption.

Q. Which is your best selling edible insect?

A. Our best selling product for 2024 is the mixed insects, followed by armor tail scorpions, giant water bugs and acheta crickets. Chilli lime silkworms are very popular too.

Q. What are the best tasting edible insects?

A. I guess this is down to personal opinion and it's hard to say which is the best. However, based on the opinions of our team we think the following insects rank highly in taste and texture: Silkworm pupae, Acheta crickets, bamboo worms, sago worms, termites, mealworms and weaver ant eggs.

Q. How do you eat edible insects and arachnids?

A. Our insects are ready-to-eat from the bag. Most of the insects can be eaten whole like nuts and popcorn, however some require a little work before you can pop them in your mouth. For example, you have to remove the wings and legs of Giant waterbugs and only eat the  body section, the same applies to june beetles. Please see the product descriptions for instructions. We plan to do youtube video tutorials soon.

Q. Is it healthy to eat insects?

A. The short answer is yes. They are highly nutritious and packed full of vitamins, minerals, proteins & healthy fats.

Q. How long do your edible insects keep?

A. Our insects are sold with an 12-24 month shelf-life. They can keep for longer if the unopened packet is stored in the refrigerator. It is best to store them in a cool, dry and dark place. Once opened store in an airtight container and consume within 2-3 weeks.

Q. Is eating edible insects safe?

A. The insects sold on our website have been consumed in SE Asia for centuries and are completely safe for human consumption. They are manufactured to strict HACCP standards and processed in a clean and sterile environment.

If you wish to try hunting for insects yourself you should know what you're eating and where they come from. Some insects are poisonous or dangerous to harvest and some may be contaminated with pollutants. It is therefore advisable to purchase from trusted manufacturers only.

Q. How are edible insects killed? Is the process humane?

A. Live edible insects are placed in a container and the temperature is gradually lowered to induce a hibernation-like state. At this point, they are carefully and humanely euthanized by being placed in a freezer. We do this with care and respect for the life of the insects. Farm raised crickets have an average lifespan of 6-10 weeks, they are euthanized near the end of their lifespan. 

If you have any other question, please don't hesitate to contact us here. We will publish all questions and answers on this page.

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