A granola enriched with insect powder, high in protein

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Granola is a mix of cereals and other products that you’ll find in the form of big crunchy chips. Whether it is for breakfast in a plant-based milk or as a snack with white cheese, it is a nutritious and tasty meal.

High in proteins and with a tiny footprint, our mission is to bring one step at a time edible insects in Westerners diets.

In order to benefit from the nutritional values of edible insects, our goal is to offer you daily food enriched with edible insects. Because at JIMINI’S we don’t want to force you to eat insects, we keep at heart to offer you tasty recipes!

With this idea in mind, we developed 3 different unique and tasty recipes of granolas enriched in buffalo worms powder, an insect especially high in proteins. And if you didn’t know it, our granola is homemade with love in our workshop in Melun, in the south of Paris.

Discover and enjoy our granola!

 A nutritious and tasty granola

The basis of our recipes are simple but tasty and full of nutrients :

To give you energy in the form of complex carbohydrates and fibres, our main ingredients are oats and quinoa flakes, for a crispy touch. For a sweet note, we coated our chunks with coco sugar which has a low IG index.
You can recharge your battery and avoid a late craving with the low IG carbohydrates and the fibres.

In order to give you all the essential fatty acids that your body needs, we add different seeds and dried fruits that provide omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help maintain a healthy heart and brain.
You’ll find a mix of almonds, sunflower seeds, chia and hemp seeds. They were slightly toasted in order to enhance the flavours without affecting the nutritional properties.

Oat, hemp seeds and almonds contain also a high amount of proteins. In order to add a source of complete proteins, containing all essential amino acids, and highly digestible we add some insects powder and more precisely buffalo worms powder.

The different ingredients present in each of our recipe contain also a good amount of iron, zinc, magnesium and vitamin E.

Insect powder high in proteins

To add some proteins to your granola, we added some buffalo worms powder.
In order to obtain this powder, we turned insects into a fine powder that have been previously dried at low temperature.
We keep all the nutritional benefits of the insects and keep out the visual aspect that could be a problem for some of you. For the buffalo worms powder taste, it has a nutty flavour.

Insect powder contains more than 55% of proteins. Insect proteins are what we called “complete proteins” source. They contain all the 9 essential amino acids. Among the 20 amino acids that our body need on a daily basis, the 9 of them that are called essential can’t be created by our body and need to be brought by our food. When a protein source contains all these 9 essential amino acids, we can say that the protein is “complete”.

Moreover, the buffalo worm contains mono and poly-unsaturated fatty acids such as omega 3, 6 and omega-9 that you can find in olive oil.

At least but not, at last, buffalo worm is especially high in iron and other minerals that are particularly well absorbed by the human body.

Quite interesting isn’t it?

3 unique granola recipes

For pleasing you 3 times more than once, our engineers in food science developed 3 recipes for pleasing your and our taste buds.(Yesss, because after the first batch, we were the first to try them!)

Our first recipe is the granola apple, cinnamon and caramel. In this recipe, the flavour of cinammon and caramel are perfectly paired with the fine acidity of the apple chips. For adding a sweet note, we add a spoon of maple syrup. From spring to autumn, this granola will give you the nevessary energy to accomplish your daily goals. The maple syrup, apple and cinnamon are full of powerful antioxidants, nothing can stop you !

Our second recipe is the pumpkin seeds and raspberries granola. The crunchiness is combined with the acidic sweetness of raspberries and cranberries. It’s a fresh touch for your breakfasts and snacks during spring and summer.
Raspberries and cranberries contain anthocyanins which are antioxidants. Pumpkin seeds are filled with 30% of proteins, magnesium and iron.

Our last recipe is the dark chocolate granola. For the most gourmands, nothing else than dark chocolate is required! And if you eat your granola in a hot milk, it will make your heart melt. Needless to say that there is no ideal period for eating chocolate, all year round!
Chocolate also presents nutritional benefits, it is high in magnesium and contain theobromine both having a positive impact on mood and energy.

So which flavour of our granolas will have your favour?

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