GRASSHOPPERS - PEPPER
The edible grasshoppers, the aperitif diva!
Let yourself be surprised by the delicate taste of edible grasshoppers, spiced by a touch of fruity curry!
Our delicious grasshoppers come from European farms specialized in high-quality edible insect farming. Insect farming is a complex industry, that’s why we chose to partner with European producers using dehydration processes that conserve all grasshoppers’ nutritive and gustative properties.
Unaltered, the edible grasshopper has a delicate hazelnut touch, which we subtly married with the exotic flavour of curry in our workshop in Miserey, in Normandy. And, at Jimini’s, as we like natural and healthy food, our recipes contain neither conservator nor artificial flavours! So, tonight for the aperitif, let’s have a grasshopper party!
The grasshopper: a worldwide famous edible insect
The edible grasshoppers are eaten in various regions like in Africa, Asia, Australia or on the Mediterranean coasts. Even if it seems exotic to most Europeans, entomophagy (the practice of eating insects) is wildly spread around the world: it is considered that a third of the world population eats insects regularly.
With more than 1900 species, edible insects clearly give you some choice! You will most certainly find your pleasure tasting the most famous ones: crickets, mealworms, grasshoppers or even yellow scorpions (often considered as an insect, wrongly!), but some varieties are more impressive than others. One will think about the giant water bug, traditionally consumed in Thailand, which can measure up to 15cm, or even to the green grasshoppers that can easily measure more than 20cm... However, the size is not all, and much more often texture can surprise us: unlike the crispy grasshopper, bamboo worms and other palm trees worms, looking like rubber, are rather soft under your teeth, whereas beetles with their hard carapace are tricky to bite. Edible insects will offer you as many amazing culinary experiences as you could experience tasting food all over the world!
Edible insects farming: from ecological benefits to nutritional ones
The environmental benefits of insect farming are often highlighted, and it is well-deserved! Indeed, while traditional farming consumes alarming amounts of water, feed and space, the edible grasshopper is much more thrifty. He does not need much to thrive: 10 kg of food is enough to produce 8kg of insects when it only provides for 1kg of beef.
What’s more, insect farming can arise 3 dimensions whereas it is quite difficult to imagine piling cows up to a farm’s ceiling! Another advantage: living insects reject almost no greenhouse gases, which is far from true as cows and sheep are concerned. Nutritive advantages are not to be forgotten too: the edible insect is often richer in proteins than traditional meat (for the same weight), which implies that quantities produced can be reduced, and thus, less natural resources will be needed!
However, for these benefits to have a large-scale impact, we’ll have to wait for edible insect farming to spread in our western countries, which are huge meat-eaters. 10kg of food will then be enough to produce 8kg of insects instead of only 1kg of beef.
|Energy||1522kJ / 363 kcal|
|(of which saturates)||3,4g|
|(of which sugars)||1,9g|
HIGH IN PROTEINS AND FIBRES
Net weight : 10 grams
Ingredients : dehydrated whole migratory locusts (Locusta migratoria)* 65%, spices (ground coriander 3.6%, ground white pepper 1.5%, ground black pepper 1.5%, chilli powder, cumin), wheat flour, coating agent: acacia gum; onion, salt, garlic (contains sulfites).
Warning and Cross-contamination : people who are allergic to molluscs, crustaceans and/or mites may have an allergic reaction to eating insects. May contain traces of nuts, milk, egg and sesame seeds.
Storage conditions : store away from moisture and light. After opening, consume within 3 days.
DELIVERY, PRICING AND RETURNS
JIMINI’S uses the Colissimo services of La Poste (French Postmail services) to guarantee fast and tracked deliveries across France and Europe.
JIMINI’S ensures delivery everywhere in France (with an extra cost for the French overseas departments and territories), and across Europe in these areas:
Area 1: Belgium
Area 2: Germany, Luxembourg, and Holland
Area 3: Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, and Austria
Area 4: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, Greece and the Czech Republic
DELIVERY TIMES AND PREPARATION OF YOUR ORDER
JIMINI’S commits to send your order within two working days after confirmation. Once it is sent, you will have a tracking number for your parcel directly available for checking on your account or on the Colissimo website.
Colissimo services advise delivery times of 48 hours (2 working days) for France and 5 to 7 days for international deliveries.
Delivery charges for mainland France (including Corsica) are of 5,90€ if you take the Colissimo option, or of 4,90€ to be delivered to a shop nearby. For orders above 45€, delivery is free, enjoy!
Area 1: 5,90€ including all taxes
Area 2: 5,90€ including all taxes
Area 3: 6,90€ including all taxes
Area 4: 6,90€ including all taxes
Parcels are sent on working days (Monday to Friday), the day we receive your payment, if confirmed before 11 am. Standard shipping is a tracked Colissimo, delivered with signature. No matter your shipping choice, you will be able to track your package online. Delivery charges include packing, handling and posting fees. They can also include a fix part and variable part according to the price and weight of your order. We advise you to group your purchases into a single order. We cannot group two different orders and you would have to pay delivery charges for both orders.
Your package is shipped at your own risks; though particular care is accorded to packages with fragile contents. If you are not home when delivery is attempted, a non-delivery notice will be left and you will have to collect your package from your local Post Office. Your package will be kept for ten days and then returned if not collected. All packages returned by the Post Office due to non collection can be shipped again at the expense of the client; however no repayment or exchange will be accepted.
LOSS, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION
JIMIN’S cannot be held accountable for lost, stolen or damaged parcels during delivery. In case of major delay or tracking interruption, we advise you to contact the customer service of Colissimo, your tracking number will be needed.
In case of damage to the contents, we advise you not to accept the package. All accepted packages will be considered as compliant and no returns or refunds will be allowed.