Health benefits of eating insects

We have said it many times before. Insects are a very healthy food source, that can supply you with a lot of important nutrients.

Insects are very nutrient-dense, particularly when you compare to how few resources that are required to produce them. 

Insects are an animal and therefore the quality of protein is high, with all 9 essential amino acids. This can be a challenge to fulfil if you don't eat any meat. 

Insects contain vitamin B12, which is difficult to get from a plant-based diet, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc. Insects also contain fibre, unlike all other sources of meat.


We often say that eating insects will give you the same nutrients and benefits as eating a sandwich made from rye bread, fish, meat and spinach would.