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Locusta (grasshopper), dried

CHF 12.50
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The Locusta (grasshopper) is a true delicacy, which taste reminds of chicken. Whether they are battered or marinated and put on a skewer, Locusta impart a culinary and optical “wow affect” to every meal. You can also describe the nutritional profile of Locusta with a “wow”: Beside high-quality proteins, they provide you with Vitamin A, B and B12 as well as essential minerals!

Package size 20g

SKU: 23 520 Category:


Allergy information

Insects can contain traces of gluten. People with allergies to crustaceans and molluscs and/or dust mite can have an allergic reaction to the consumption of insects.


Remove the large hind legs (due to the barbs) and ground them to use them as a protein powder. The wings can be eaten or fried in oil to make tasty chips.

Nutritional value (per 100g dried insects)

Energy559 kcal
Fat38.1 g
hereof: saturated fatty acids13.1 g
Carbohydrate1.1 g
Fibres8.4 g
Protein48.2 g
Salt0.43 g


You can snack the insects directly from the package, add some spices, rehydrate or roast them in a pan with a bit of oil. More tips and tricks are available in our blog. Our best recipes are available here.


Store your insects and insect products in dark, cool and dry location in their package or in a closed container.


The insects are sourced from the EU and are breed for human consumption under controlled conditions. For the selection of the insect farmers, we pay close attention to the standards of animal welfare, organic feed that does not compete with human food as well as energy efficiency. The use of antibiotics, hormones or medicines is not tolerated in our breeding farms.

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