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About edible crickets

Edible crickets are densely nutritious

Our edible crickets boast an excellent nutrient profile, providing a great source of about 70% of lean protein, vitamins and minerals. They are a complete protein source meaning they contain all of the essential amino acids. They also have omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, are rich in calcium, iron and vitamin B12.

Crickets are environmentally sustainable

Edible crickets are an alternative to animal protein and will be a sustainable way to reduce the effects of global warming. They have a tiny ecological footprint as they emit much less greenhouse gases, require little water, and less feed per kilogram than any other animal protein.

Edible crickets can help feed a growing population.

The population of the world is estimated to reach 9 billion in 2050. That’s a number the world cannot currently sustain. Edible crickets can add a cheap, efficient source of nutrition to diets that may be lacking in protein and iron, thus helping to address protein deficiencies in developing worlds. The high iron content of edible crickets can help diminish one of the world’s most common nutritional ailments, iron deficiency anemia.

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Our History

1994

Kanitsanan, Rickard and Stefan, three of the founders met for the first time onboard Rickards Schooner Marité that was in a five year charter for Pripps, the biggest brewery in Sweden at that time. Stefan was about to sign on as the Captain for the summer charter. The summer of 1994 started with sailing and Pripps in the Scandinavian waters and ended up with edible crickets and Singha 21 years later in Thailand, the land of smiles.

2011

Rickard was watching a television program about insects, and how they could save the world. By eating insects, we can reduce hunger, improve nutrition, conserve resources, and protect the environment. From this day, Rickard dedicated most of his time to find new and innovative methods to breed crickets in large volumes at low cost.

2015

Kanitsanan, Rickard and Stefan meet in Thailand to set the strategy for the startup of Global Bugs, a Swedish company with subsidiaries in Thailand.

2016

Global Bugs Holding AB is registered in Sweden with Global Bugs Asia as a subsidiary in Thailand, certified by the Board of Investment in Bangkok.

2018

The Global Bugs Trading is registered and the group of companies was formed where Global Bugs Holding is responsible for Financing, Technology, Innovations and IP rights, Global Bugs Asia is responsible for the farming of edible crickets and Global Bugs Trading is responsible for processing, marketing, sales and distribution of edible crickets in different end user products to the world market.

Our first press conference and media launch took place at the Lets Sea Resort in Hua Hin, Prachuab Kirikhan where among many visitors, Khun

2019

Global Bugs Trading was certified by the Board of Investment in Bangkok.

Job Opportunities

We are looking for talented people to join our team.

Global Bugs is on the lookout for solid individuals in the following areas:

  • Operations Manager in Global Bugs Asia. Preferably a Thai female with good english language skills and some experience in edible cricket farming, but most important is that you can lead the operative work according to the production plan and objectives

If you would like to speak with us please send an email to careers(at)globalbugs.asia. Tell us a little about yourself and your background / skills and we will follow up with you.

Meet the team

Advantages

Vitamins

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps nerve and blood cells stay healthy while creating the most important element of our body, our DNA. B12 has been gaining widespread popularity, and is found in many of the products that claim to increase energy. Our Edible Cricket Powder is packed with B12. It actually contains 10x the amount of B12 as one of the most popular food sources for that vitamin, salmon. Edible Cricket Powder has 24mcg per 100 grams while salmon only has 2.8mcg per 100 grams.

Minerals

Iron, an essential mineral that helps carry oxygen through our body in the form of hemoglobin. The human body absorbs iron from animal products better than iron from plant products. More importantly though, Edible Cricket Powder in comparison is loaded with iron. It contains 5.9mg per 100 grams, which is almost TWICE more than the amount you get from spinach, 3.5mg per 100 grams

Applications

Most consumers simply mix whey protein powder with water or milk, and for soy protein powder, they tend to have a naturally bitter taste so it is highly flavored with additives to make them appeal to the average consumers palate. Not Edible Cricket Powder due to its neutral flavor. It can be used in a lot of different recipes. Mix it with baking flour and you can increase the protein in your bread or baked goods. Mix it in your salad dressing to boost nutrition. Mix it in your breakfast shakes and smoothies for extra energy. The list could go on and on, the point it is unlike whey and soy powders, Edible Cricket Powder has almost unlimited applications.