makeover. We at bugsolutely believe, that pasta is one of the best options to enter the new,
but fast-growing market of edible insects. Where edible insects are looked upon with
suspicion, especially in the western world, pasta has conquered the hearts of people all over
the globe and is appreciated by millions and millions of people. By combining the two
products, and masking the insects inside the flour, it gets easier for people to overcome the
‘yuck factor’ that is often associated with the consumption of edible insects. Also, pasta
makes people feel more comfortable concerning safety, because boiling is a sterilizing
Cricket Pasta is the result of extensive research and development. The crickets used to
produce the flour that is used with bugsolutely Cricket Pasta have been raised for human
consumption under strict standards, which guarantee safety for the consumer. It has been
sourced from a HACCP (see note at the bottom) certified producer, that is based in Thailand.
This reduces costs and increases the opportunity for a strong collaboration to get the best
One if the many advantages of bugsolutely Cricket Pasta is the nutrition value that is superior
to traditional pasta.
- Around 40% more protein. Moreover, these proteins are of a higher biological quality
(crickets contain all the 9 essential amino acids in good proportions).
- 10-15% less carbohydrates.
- About five times more polyunsaturated fats and a good amount of the essential fatty
acids, with 1.2g of Omega 6 and a unique inclusion of Omega 3 with 5.5 mg per
- Double the amount of fiber with 3 g per serving (12% of the daily needs).
- A lower glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL), because of the levels of
carbohydrates, fiber and fat.
- Approximately double the amount of iron and calcium (non-diary).
- Cricket Pasta provides 10% of the recommended daily intake needs of vitamin B12,
which is completely absent in traditional pastas
Nutritional composition of bugsolutely Cricket Pasta
Calories (kcal) 388
Calories from fat (kcal) 49
Total fat (g) 5.48
Saturated fat (g) 1.79
Trans fat (g) 0.05
Cholesterol (mg) 21.82
Sodium (mg) 145.04
Carbohydrate (g) 63.05
Dietary fiber (g) 5.35
Sugar (g) 8.27
Protein (Nx6.25) (g) 21.7
Vitamin A (IU) 0
Vitamin C (mg) 1.74
Calcium (mg) 46.89
Iron (mg) 2.58
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 1.13
Ash (g) 1.45
Moisture (g) 8.31
Omega 3 (mg) 10.01
Omega 6 (mg) 2222.8
Omega 9 (mg) 1051.18
At the current moment insects are consumed by almost 80% of the non-western world. They are healthy, tasty and hold an exceptional level of sustainability. They need very little food and water (1,000 times less than a cow) and they grow very quickly. According to experts and a steady growing edible insect community, insects are the protein of the future because 70% of each cricket is protein.
Ingredients Wheat flour 80%, cricket flour (acheta domestica) 20%.
Weight 350g (12.3 oz)
Package Size 16 (L), 9 (W), 14.5cm (H)
Certifications GMP, HACCP
Shelf life 2 years
Thailand FDA number 10-1- 14550-1- 0057
Note: HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) is an international set
of manufacturing procedures for food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of
biological, chemical, and physical risks from the raw material to the delivery of the finished
Thailand recently approved the first GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) for cricket farming in
the world, making the country one of the most advanced place for rearing Acheta Domesticus.