The palatability of this protein speaks for itself

EnterraProtein™ is a highly digestible protein meal made from Black Soldier Fly larvae. It can be used as a nutritious ingredient in formulated pet foods and animal feeds like adult dogs’ kibble or treats. It’s one of the most sustainable sources of protein in the world today—plus, being a novel protein for dogs and cats, it may provide benefits for animals with food allergies. The taste and digestibility is dog- and fish-approved, and we’re working on a case for cat food next.

EnterraProtein™ Nutritional Information

Typical Analysis:

Crude Protein (%): 53
Crude Fat (%): 13
Crude Fiber (%): 10
Ash (%): 7
Moisture (%): 4
Energy: 400-450 Cal/100g

 

Download the EnterraProtein™ Nutritional Information Sheet.

Why feed with EnterraProtein™?

IT’S NUTRITIOUS

After running multiple trials, EnterraProtein™ has shown high digestibility of protein and lipids, it’s rich in prebiotics and it has essential amino acids and other key nutrients.

IT’S SUSTAINABLE

EnterraProtein™ is a renewable insect ingredient. They Black Soldier Fly larvae are raised using a vertical farming technique making them one of the most sustainable sources of protein in the world.

  • Significantly less land and water use in production
  • Black Soldier Flies are fed a 100% plant-based diet
  • Black Soldier Flies are fed pre-consumer food waste, diverting these otherwise wasted resources from landfills

IT’S NATURAL

Many wild animals count insects as part of their everyday diet. Sometimes, even larger predators like wolves and wild cats turn to an insect diet when sources of larger prey become scarce.

IT’S FUNCTIONAL

EnterraProtein™ not only provides a natural, sustainable source of protein and energy, it also has functional benefits related to the health aspects of animals. A low level of chitin, the insoluble fibre that makes up the exoskeleton of the Black Soldier Fly grub, has shown prebiotic and antimicrobial characteristics in scientific research. In addition, lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that makes up 40% of the oil in EnterraProtein™, has shown antimicrobial benefits in testing.

How It’s Made

EnterraProtein™ is sustainably grown and processed in Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada. Each Black Soldier Fly is raised from egg to grub, harvested and quality inspected before those destined to become either EnterraProtein™ or a sustainable pet food ingredient are pressed and separated to create a highly digestible protein meal.

Here’s how we take the Flies from production to feed ingredient:

  • BSF adults emerge from our broodstock larvae
  • BSF adults mate and allow us to harvest eggs
  • BSF larvae are raised from egg to prepupae
  • BSF larvae are harvested (small % move into reproduction phase for next generation)
  • BSF are dried, heat-treated and ground into a protein-rich powder
  • BSF are inspected for quality assurance
  • BSF are ready for inclusion in your formulated pet food and animal feeds

Quality Assurance

To ensure EnterraProtein™ adheres to the high quality and safety standards listed in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFOC) regimes, production facilities are regularly checked for heavy metals, mycotoxins, PCBs, dioxins, E. coli, Salmonella and total microbial load.

 

 

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