ABOUT US

Who is ‘Protanica’?

  • We are a cricket protein powder manufacturer based in Thailand.

  • We want to make this world a little less hungry and a little more sustainable place through the practice of ‘Entomophagy’.

What is ‘Entomophagy’?

  • Entomophagy is the technical term for eating insects. Humans have harvested the eggs, larvae, pupae and adults of certain insect species from forests or other suitable habitats to eat for thousands of years. Nowadays, there are over 2,000 edible insect species that are regularly consumed worldwide.

  • Crickets as food are an excellent source of proteins, vitamins, fats, and essential minerals. There is a strong case of production, it is less environmentally damaging than other forms of protein production. 

ABOUT OUR CRICKETS

Where do our crickets come from?

  • Our crickets are raised in our contracted farms in Thailand with GAP (Good Agricultural Practice), accreditation to control the quality standard from farm to finished product as well as research and development of our production in the special laboratory, for the finest cricket protein powder.

How do you control the quality of the crickets?

  • We have a world class ‘Supplier Audit Program’ for every contracted farm in our ‘Protanica Approved Vendor List’ to ensure consistent quality. The finest end product starts with well raised livestock.

Does your process comply with animal welfare?

  • Our crickets are harvested near the end of their natural lifespan in a humane way by putting them into a sleep at below-zero temperatures. 

 

How do you make cricket powder?

  • We use a proprietary method of processing the harvested crickets into the finest quality powder. The end result of our process leaves nothing added and nothing removed from the original whole cricket, including a complete amino acid profile.

 

Are crickets ‘vegan or vegetarian friendly’?

  • For those who are ‘vegan’ to avoid eating meat, crickets could be considered as another alternative source of protein. Most scientists agree that crickets do not feel pain or experience the world in a way that would be familiar to us, and this serves to ease the minds of those who refrain from consuming meat out of concern for animal welfare.

 

Are crickets Kosher/HALAL?

  • No, crickets are non-Kosher and Haram.

OUR PRODUCTS

Why is cricket powder?

  • Higher than 70% content of complete Protein

  • Contains healthy fats, Omega 3, 9 and a rich amino acid profile 

  • All natural, no additives, no chemical treatments 

  • No antibiotics, no growth hormone 

  • Non-GMOs

  • Gluten Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Suitable for Ketogenic/Paleo diet

  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable: using less land, less water, less feed, emit fewer Green House Gases compared to other protein from plants and other animals.

  • Support and upgrade local farmers in Thailand to international standard and market as Kitchen of the World. 

  • Humane

 

How can you use our cricket powder?

  • Cricket protein powder is soft, light brown, it has nut taste, in addition, it can be mixed in any recipes such as savory dishes, baked goods, beverages or simply as a topping on your salad, snack or regular meal to add more protein to your diet.

Is our cricket powder ready to eat?

  • Our powder is pure and contaminant-free, ready to mix into any recipe right from the package.

 

I am on Ketogenic/Paleo diet. Can I eat your cricket powder?

  • Of course, our product is 100% Keto/ Paleo friendly as it is made purely  from crickets with no additives.

 

What is the shelf-life of your cricket powder?

  • 1 year at room temperature with no expose to direct sunlight or heat

 

Is there any ‘Allergens’ in your cricket powder?

  • Although it is a rare, those who are allergic to ‘Crustacean or Shellfish’ may develop symptoms of an allergy.

 

How does your cricket powder compare to others?

  • You have to taste our powder to experience the difference between our product and what you might find elsewhere on the market. We are confident that our proprietary process provides the finest quality cricket powder available anywhere in the world.

 PURCHASING

Where can you purchase our cricket powder?

  • As a consumer, you can purchase through our website ‘Shop’ with your credit card.

  • Manufacturers or trading companies buying in larger quantities, please e-mail us at bugme@protanica.com or send your query through our contact form in ‘Contact us’ so that we can tailor a custom package to suit your demand and pricing needs.

 

Do we have Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)?

  • There is no MOQ for consumer purchase.

  • For manufacturers or companies buying in large volumes, contact us today to see how we can tailor a solution to fit your needs. 

 

Do we do OEM production?

  • Yes, please let us know your requirements, contact us.

How can I track my order status?

  • Once purchase, you will get a link by e-mail to track your order status. 

PAYMENT MEDTHODS

How can I pay for my order?

  • For consumers, you can pay by credit card when shopping on our website.

  • For wholesale orders we accept only T/T payment.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING

How do you deliver your product in Thailand?

  • The delivery is handled by a public logistics company at actual delivery cost to your destination.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Which country do you ship your cricket powder to?

  • We ship worldwide.

 

What is an option for international shipping?

  • We can delivery by air or by sea at your convenience based on your needs.

MORE QUESTIONS?

For more information and query, please fill our query form or e-mail us at bugme@protanica.com or call us at +66 (0) 65 734 8558  

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