Whole Dried BSF Larvae
From Feed Ingredients
These dried grubs contain 40% protein and 40% fat on a dry matter basis. They can be blended into various animal feeds or served whole as a natural feed supplement for birds, fish, poultry, amphibians and reptiles.
Enterra uses nature's food recyclers - insects - to upcycle the nutrient value in pre-consumer waste food into sustainable sources of high quality animal and plant nutrients. Pre-consumer waste food represents more than 30% of the food produced by farmers globally that never makes it to the table. Enterra's process captures these complex food nutrients that would normally be lost to inefficient, greenhouse gas-producing compost and waste-to-energy facilities. Pre-consumer food waste is fed to larvae of black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens) under controlled conditions. These indigenous, beneficial insects then do what comes naturally - they rapidly transform the waste food into protein, fat and organic fertilizer. The larvae are harvested and processed into animal feed ingredients that replace unsustainable alternatives such as fishmeal and soybean meal. The importance of the black soldier fly (BSF) as a key insect species that can be used as a sustainable source of feed is also outlined in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2013 publication, Edible Insects - Future prospects for food andfeed security.