Could farmed insects be the perfect pet-food ingredient?
Insect-based foods may be better for pets than prime steak, according to the British Veterinary Association.
Advocates say insect protein provides a more environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional pet food. Protix, a Dutch firm which claims to have the world's biggest insect farm, estimates that compared with beef, insect-based foods use 2% of the land and 4% of the water per kilogram of protein.
One of our flagship products for pet food and aqua feed. Insect-derived nutrients are the most logical and environmentally friendly animal proteins.
Protix ProteinX™ contains high-quality aminoacids, lipids and micronutrients to boost the animal's health naturally. It fully replaces conventional protein in many dry and wet pet food and aquaculture applications, while adding functional benefits and superior palatability. While the pets grow in balance with nature, the pet food industry works towards a more sustainable food system.
ProteinX™ is used successfully in aquaculture: from early stage (hatchery) to grower diets for salmon, trout, shrimp and others. In view of the 2017 EU approval of the use of insect protein in aquaculture, application will grow further.
- Well-balanced combination of high-quality amino acids, lipids and micronutrients
- Easily digestible proteins (>85%)
- Superior palatability
- High freshness index (BAI<1)
- Suitable for hypoallergenic diets in pet food
ProteinX™ is produced from a patented extraction process that does not require any artificial solvents nor uses techniques that may create heat- or pressure damage to the desired characteristics. Thanks to the lipid extraction technology applied, the nutritional bandwidth of ProteinX™ will remain within a narrow range, even in case of fluctuating insect feedstock.