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.
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.
As a natural part of most animal diets, BSFL make a palatable addition to feed that animals love.
Insect ingredients are clean, highly digestible, and hypoallergenic
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.
BSFL improve gut and immune health while providing antioxidants, antipathogenic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
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.
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
Our finely ground meal is defatted through extrusion, making for easy inclusion of BSFL for nutritional and palatability benefits
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.
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.
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.
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