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Pet food ingredients must meet the highest standards of nutrition, sustainability, and flavor. Our products are designed specifically for the future of feeding our furry friends. 

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About BSFL

Pets Eat Bugs

Evolution-Backed

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Strategic Symbiosis (2)

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Black soldier fly larvae are clean, highly digestible, sustainable additions to pet food. Insect ingredients boost palatability, minimize the risk of allergic reactions, and are highly nutritious.

Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) ingredients

Insects are an ancient nutrient source that have been part of the animal diet for millennia and are now increasingly recognized as a premium option in terms of quality and sustainability.

 

As a complete protein, BSFL contain essential amino acids, lauric acid, calcium, and prebiotic fiber which improves gut and immune health. Feed studies including insects also show improved palatability and behavioral benefits.

Nutrient Ranges

  • Protein: 43%

  • Fat: 24%

  • Fiber: 8%

  • Moisture: 75%

  • Calcium: 1.3%

  • Phosphorus: 0.8%

Sustainability

BSFL require less land, water, and time to produce while emitting fewer greenhouse gases than industrially produced feed proteins.

Fat (Lauric Fatty Acid)

BSFL have high lauric fatty acid content. Lauric acid has been shown to have natural antimicrobial effects. This is a very unique trait that BSFL fats offer and has demonstrated a positive impact on skin and fur. 

More Nutritious than Mealworms

Black soldier fly larvae have 85X more calcium than dried meal worms, 36-42% protein, 25-30% healthy fat, phosphorus, fiber, lysine & dietary fat.

Palatability

As a natural part of most animal diets, BSFL make a palatable addition to feed that animals love.

Hypoallergenic

Insect ingredients are clean, highly digestible, and hypoallergenic

Fiber

BSFL fiber content ranges between 3-5% which may be beneficial to the gut flora  microbiome. Strong gut flora with a healthy dose of good bacteria also means stronger immune system.

Healthy, Happy Animals

It's not shocking that if you feed animals what they evolved to eat, the outcomes are good. 

Nutrition

BSFL improve gut and immune health while providing antioxidants, antipathogenic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.

Protein +

BSFL protein ranges from 35%-45% of dried weight. But it’s not all about the quantity of protein - it's also about quality.

For Dogs & Cats

As a natural part of animal diets, feed trials have suggested nutritional and environmental benefits to including insect ingredients. For example, BSFL may improve cognitive function, especially in older animals. 

Support a Circular Economy

BSFL are critical in ecosystems to upcycle low-value biomass back into the food chain, replenishing would-be-wasted nutrients to soils and guts. 

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Insects are a natural part of the diet for many fish species, poultry, swine, wild birds, and even dogs and cats. 

Slow roasted at low temperatures to maximize all protein and fatty acid benefits, these larvae support cognitive function, weight management and palatability.

FEED GRADE / DENSITY: 230g/L

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Our finely ground meal is defatted through extrusion, making for easy inclusion of BSFL for nutritional and palatability benefits

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BSF Oil

Oil extruded from the defatted meal contains medium-chain fatty acids, lauric acid, omega 3 and omega 6. BSFL oil works well as a health-promoting oil for monogastric species like poultry and swine.

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Live BSF Larvae

Live black soldier fly larvae are the most sustainable, natural way to feed poultry, fish, swine, reptiles, exotic birds, and more. With no processing or drying, the full spectrum of bioavailable nutrients are available to animals. Live larvae promote animal health and positive behavior by simulating natural feeding environments. 

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A natural biostimulant, rich in microorganisms, organic matter, and key nutrients. A natural way to decrease the use of chemical fertilizers / pesticides, improve soil structure, and increase nutrient bioavailability.

Explore:

  • BSF protein an ‘easy swap’ for other proteins in dog food - Pet Food Industry

  • Black soldier fly-based dog food — a novel protein that’s both nutritious and sustainable - Innovative Veterinary Care

  • Digestibility and safety of dry black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) meal and BSFL oil in dogs - Research Gate 

  • BSF-fat shown to boost cats and dogs nutrition - All About Feed

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