GRASSHOPPERS - PEPPER & DRIED TOMATOES

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Picto-criquet-2pers ready to eat grasshoppers - 1 to 2 persons

Picto-10g around 15 grasshoppers in a box

Picto-allergène Insects contain similar allergens to crustacians

Picto-made-in-france european edible grasshoppers cooked in France

WOULD YOU LIKE SOME INSECTS TO EAT FOR THE APPETIZER?

Discover the amazing crisp of our edible grasshoppers seasoned with pepper and dried tomatoes!

These delicious insects to eat are bred with a maximum care in special farms exclusively located in Europe, for an optimal traceability and the highest quality as possible. In order to keep the insects fresh for a long time, without losing any nutritional and taste properties, our edible grasshoppers are dehydrated before being seasoned.

Naturally, grasshoppers have a subtle and discrete taste, very similar to hazelnuts’ flavours, that is why we developed fine recipes, which give them more crunch and a delicious taste of Provence, for a perfect appetizer to share with friends. Cooked in our own workshops in Vaux-le-Pénil, near Paris, we use high-quality spices and condiments to delight your taste buds. Guaranteed without artificial flavourings or preservatives, our insects to eat are cooked “à la française”. Look no further, JIMINI’S is the guarantee of a great moment that you will remember.

EDIBLE GRASSHOPPERS, FINE DISH, AND SNACK, NIGHTMARE FOR FARMERS

The edible grasshoppers, Locusta migratoria, are part of the Acridians species that we can meet in different regions of the world, and especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Australia or along the Mediterranean coast. Just like their cousins, the desert or red locusts, grasshoppers have an insatiable appetite and are able to travel long distances flying or jumping which makes them impressively harmful for crops.

Their roles as pests are not overestimated, in countries such as Madagascar, edible grasshoppers and locusts regularly invade fields and literally ravage crops. Small compensation for farmers and local populations, they could capture and consume those edible insects, an excellent source of proteins. Wild grasshoppers can be contaminated by pesticides and therefore can potentially be very dangerous for human consumption and health.

WHY SHOULD WE EAT GRASSHOPPERS?

In Europeans’ minds, insects to eat rhyme, for a long time, with proteins, which is totally true. In fact,  eating grasshoppers is a significant source of proteins already considered in different countries. With 40% of protein for this edible insect, numerous organizations such as the FAO (part of the UNO) or the WHO (World Health Organization) already consider insect consumption as a solution to feed the rising world population.

However the benefits of insects to eat are multiple: consuming little food and water, contaminating less grounds and water and emitting less greenhouse gases, eating grasshoppers is environmentally friendly. When we know that 20 to 30% of the greenhouse gas contamination is the result of the livestock farming, we directly understand the advantages of this type of protein!

 

Nutritional information:

Per 100g:
Energy 2071kJ/497kcal
Total fat  27g
(of which saturates) 10g
Total carbohydrate 17g
(of which sugars) 4.9g
Dietary fiber 16g
Protein 38g
Salt 6.6g

HIGH IN PROTEINS AND FIBRES

Net weight : 10 grams

Ingredients: Whole dehydrated grasshoppers (Locusta migratoria), seasonings [salt, tomatoes 27%, aromatic plants, spices (pepper 4%), sesame, onion, pepper, garlic], stabiliser (acacia gum)

Allergens :Insects may contain gluten and have same allergens as crustaceans,molluscs and dust mites. May contain trace of : milk, sulfites

Storage: 8 to 12 month depending on batch number. Store in a dry place away from light. Ready to eat and best before 3 days after opening.

HOW TO TAKE OFF YOUR EDIBLE GRASSHOPPER' WINGS

 

To achieve this highly surgical operation with success, you will need two hands!

Eating grasshoppers is not that big of a deal! In reality, it’s pretty simple; all you need to do is to follow carefully these instructions on how to prepare an edible grasshopper in 4 steps:

 

  1.      First of all, grab your edible grasshopper between the thumb and the index finger of your left hand (or in your right one if you’re left-handed!). 
  1.      With the other hand, you pull up the wings so they are above the body using your thumb and his friend the index finger.
  1.      Then, pinch the wings at the base and bring them up towards the grasshopper’s head quickly, but don’t be brutal otherwise you might cut your grasshopper into pieces or tear its wings apart!
  1.      Et voilà. You can drop the wings on the table or into a bowl. You might even want to keep them in your hands to look at the subtle patterns. 

 

Congratulations! You now know how to take off your grasshopper’s wings and this can be added to your résumé or bragged about at diner with your friends by teaching them how to eat grasshoppers!

 

I ate my edible grasshopper’s wings, what should I do?

Don’t Panic! Grasshoppers’ wings are edible, we only advise you to take them off so that they do not stick on your tongue, because of how thin they are!

But if you want to grow wings and fly away for dinner, you can try to eat grasshoppers’ wings, who knows…!

So there you are! You now know all about how to prepare an edible grasshopper to enjoy as a snack or as an aperitif before dinner. Now go and enjoy the great taste of Jimini’s  grasshoppers ;)

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