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 our large commercial scale facility. Each Black Soldier Fly is raised from egg to grub, harvested and quality inspected.

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

1
Create
Feedstock

We develop a nutritional slurry made up of pre-consumer food waste (fruits, vegetables and grains). Once processed, the slurry gets stored in large tanks that are monitored for nutrition and safety.

2
Raise
Larvae

Our feedstock is fed into the trays that larvae are grown in. We feed larvae at a set schedule to maximize growth and animal welfare, including maintaining an optimal temperature and moisture.

3
Separate Organic
Fertilizer

The insect frass is separated from the larvae and processed as an organic fertilizer that helps with plant nutrition, EnterraFrassTM.

4
Process Larvae to
Optimal Moisture

We harvest the larvae, swiftly processing and heat-treating them to ensure optimal moisture content is reached.

5
Process Our Products

A portion of the larvae gets grounded up to create EnterraProteinTM.

6
Perform Final
Quality Tests

The finished products are put through a final quality check for pathogens and nutritional content at our warehouse. Then, we send samples to a third-party lab to ensure we’re meeting all food safety standards and regulations.

7
Package Products
for Sale

Our quality ingredients are packaged and made available for customers.

8
Some of the Larvae
Matures and Breeds

A portion of the larvae are redirected to the breeding area where they develop into prepupae, then flies. The flies mate and lay eggs.

9
Hatch and
Incubate

The eggs get collected and transported to the hatchery, where they grow into larvae and a new cycle begins.

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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