MEALWORMS - SESAME & CUMIN

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Picto-2pers Ready to eat mealworms – 1 to 2 persons

Picto-18g of crispy and seasoned mealworms

Picto-allergène Insects contain similar allergens to crustaceans

Picto--criquet-rouge-alg Cooked in France with 100% european insects. 100% natural

EATING MEALWORMS FOR YOUR APERITIF?

Fall for the surprising crunch of our edible mealworms, finely seasoned with Garlic & Herbs ! Mealworm is an edible insect specie, also known as the Tenebrio Molitor. The taste is sophisticated, close to almonds and cashew nuts. Eating insects in France is not yet a common practice, that’s the reason why we decided to present our insects with seasonings, as it brings a crunchy and tasty Appetizer crisp. Cooked in our Melun facilities at one hour from Paris, we use high quality spices and ingredients to excite your taste buds. Guaranteed without artificial aromates, nor conservatives and prepared with our « French touch » recipes, you can safely discover entomophagy (the practice of eating mealworms and other insects), with our garlic and herbs Mealworms. THE MEALWORM, A PERFECT INSECT TO DISCOVER ENTOMOPHAGY 

THE MEALWORM, A PERFECT INSECT TO DISCOVER ENTOMOPHAGY 

The Mealworm has a subtile taste, close to almonds and cashew nuts. We empowered the taste experience of this funny insect by creating a not-to-be-missed recipe of Garlic & Herbs. This will make your taste buds dance for the Apéritif ! Edible Mealworms (also known as mealworm or Tenebrio Molitor) can perfectly and easily fit (or replace) nuts, raisins or salted biscuits during your next Appetizer. These edible worms can even be a substitute for chocolate bits in pastries, for the more creative ones ! In the making of salty pies, they can easily replace ham cubes. We can also decide to fry and eat them instead of bacon bits. However, to start, why don’t we grab a grub for the next Appetizer ? THE MEALWORM, FAST AND EASY TO BREED. If by any chance, you decide to start your own insect rearing for human consumption, you should definitely start with edible mealworms. Mealworms are insects following the same development as butterflies, which means that

MEALWORMS TO EAT, FAST AND EASY TO BREED.

If by any chance, you decide to start your own insect rearing for human consumption, you should definitely start with edible mealworms. Mealworms are insects following the same development as butterflies, which means that larvaes don’t look like adults and occur a complete metamorphosis of their body. As a matter of fact, once adults, mealworms become small beetles. This stage of development is called cocoons for butterflies and nymphs for beetles. Edible mealworm is ready-to-eat before this cocoon stage when still at the larval stage. If you start your own insects rearing, you will be able to watch all the life cycle of these funny edible mealworms. You won’t need much time and care, breeding and eating mealworms is really simple,ludic, nutritious and delicious! 

EATING INSECTS IN EUROPE, AN EVOLVING TREND !

For the last couple of years, public awareness on entomophagy is increasing. Indeed, this trend is becoming more and more common with manufactured products’ arrival in Europe which can be bought in physical stores. There is more, with JIMINI’S, mealworms are not only a culinary curiosity for adventurers lacking thrills ! It is now a true and ready-to-eat appetizer condiment. Nowadays, entomophagy can benefit from the support of world-famous institutions (FAO, OMS etc…) and gain more and more Western countries. 

As you can enjoy eating mealworms Sesame & Cumin, you can also take a stop forward in the entomophagy world. We developed a whole range of nutritious edible insects food products. For filling your body with healthy proteins, we created some insect pasta and insect protein bars.

Nutritional information:

Per 100g:
Energy1991kJ/477kcal
Total fat 25g
(of which saturates)5.8g
Total carbohydrate19g
(of which sugars)3.2g
Dietary fiber14g
Protein37g
Salt8,4g

HIGH IN PROTEINS AND FIBRES

Net weight : 18 grams

Ingredients:  Whole dehydrated mealworms (Tenebrio molitor), seasonings [spices (turmeric, fennel, caraway, cumin 6%), salt, sugar, sesame 6%, onion, garlic, natural aromas], stabiliser (acacia gum)

Allergens : Insects may contain gluten and have same allergens as crustaceans,molluscs and dust mites. May contain traces 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.

ALLERGIC TO CURSTACEANS ? BE CAREFULL TO INSECTS !

Allergic to insects

God, if you’re allergic to insects it’s like a double punishment! Firstly you’re not able to eat the wonders of the ocean such as prawns, crabs, lobsters and other delights, which then in most cases means you can’t even eat insects as you will also be allergic.

Why are you allergic to edible insects?

You may know that insects are part of the big family of arthropods. In this diverse family we find the insects, arachnids (which includes spiders that we love so much) and also the crustaceans! As close cousins, insects and crustaceans share the same allergen: chitin. The chitin is a characteristic component of the cell walls of fungi, the exoskeletons of insects and the shell of prawns, crabs and lobsters which can cause inflammation for people with an allergy. You got it, it’s better to be careful, that’s why we quote  “same allergen as crustaceans” on every one of our packs as well as constant reminders on all our literature.

Several degrees of allergies to insects

Between 1% and 2% of the population would be allergic to crustaceans with various degrees of allergic reaction ranging from mild itching to swelling. The best option is not to eat insects if you have any doubt about if you may be allergic or also those of your friends.

I ate an insects and I’m allergic, what do I have to do?

The first thing to do is to stay calm. It may be the first time you eat an insect and the allergic reactions are not systematic. If you’re highly allergic to crustaceans, you may already have a treatment that you can use in prevention. Allergic reactions vary on the quantities consumed, so if you just eaten a full box of Mealworms and you don’t have a treatment, we recommend for you to go to your local pharmacy to purchase a treatment. In case of a severe reaction, it is better to play it safe and call an emergency number right away!

So there you go, we don’t joke about allergens. In case of any doubt, stay with you crisps and your peanuts (unless of course you also have a nut allergy then avoid!).

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