Frequently Asked Questions

Questions people already peppered us with!

 

 

 

1. How does Germany's first insectburger taste like?

 

LEKKER! Seriously … the insectburger is all about taste! Still, it’s difficult to describe how it exactly tastes like. There is just no such product as our burger. The insects give the patty a characteristic, rather nutty flavour. The taste resembles sunflower seeds or peanuts. After simply preparing the product in your oven, it causes a pleasant crunchy textural sensation in your mouth. We recommend combining our burger with a smoky Barbecue Sauce or a creamy Pepper Sauce with which the patty harmonizes incredibly well. The distinctive original taste shall remain unchanged, so it’s for sure! If you want to get a real own impression its unique taste, devour it all by yourself!

 

2. The insectburger is made of ... ?

 

Germany's first insectburger contains the folling ingredients: 45% rehydrated buffaloworm-soyprotein (60% buffaloworms Alphitobius Diaperinus, 40% soy protein concentrate*), water, rape oil, onions, egg white** (dried), tomato concentrate (tomatoes, salt), soy sauce (water, soybeans, wheat, salt), mustard (water, mustard seeds, vinegar, salt, sugar, spices), potato starch, spices, salt, lemon juice, parsley

 

*certified organic (DE-ÖKO-001),18% of the total product
**free range 

3. Why frozen and how to prepare the frozen burger patty?

 

Our burger patty is a frozen food product as it guarantees freshness of all ingredients and a long shelf-life 
without adding any preservatives

Germany's first insectburger is preformed and designed to be in your oven directly, without tedious defrosting. Just as simple as preparing a pizza! Single Consumer or Chef de Cuisine, it couldn't be easier for whomever prepares a delicious individualized insectburger. Detailed preparation instructions are placed on each packaging. 

 

4. Can I barbecue the insectburger?

 

Germany's first insectburger tastes, barbecued with fumy touch, especially well. At the same time
our burger patty is not specially designed to be prepared on a grill. Proceeding with sensitivity,
you'll be able to conjure a top burger. However, such try outs are combined with personal responsibility.
Our recommendation: Don't be afraid and try both alternatives. For the "challenging" version simply ly the still deep-frozen burger patty onto your hot grill. Now you're supposed to observe the situation. Wait for a nice, crusty, brown  bottom side until turning the patty around. It will be way easier then and guarantees that your burger patty is well-done. Carefully turn the patty around and let it fry equally from the other side - ENJOY YOUR INSECTBURGER BBQ-STYLE!  

 

5. Is the insectburger vegetarian or even vegan?

 

Our insectburger is made of lesser mealworms which means it is definitely not a vegetarian or even vegan food product. Insects are animals and therefore generally not included in a vegetarian or vegan diet.
However, the breeding conditions can be assessed as species-appropriate compared to intensive livestock farming in the common meat producing industry. Besides, insects generally contain highly valuable proteins and are usually dense in important micronutrients such as iron, zinc and B-vitamins.
As opposed to regular meat, insects are more sustainable and resource-saving food for the future.

 

6. Is the insectburger gluten-free and lactose-free ?

 

Our insectburger is made from antibiotic-free insect meat, bio-soy and other plant-based products. As our burger patty contains soy-sauce it is not gluten-free and therefore not suitable for people who have to deal with celiac disease.
However, our insectburger is
lactose-free.

 

7. Do products from insects contain allergenic or even toxic substances?

 

To grow our insects in the Netherlands no antibiotics, no hormones and other artificial and critical substances are needed. 
However, be aware: With an allergy on crustaceans and shellfish as well as mites the possibility of an allergy on food insects is likely. Moreover, the rpoduct can contain traces of celery.

 

8. Where are the Bugfoundation’s insects from?
9. How are the lesser mealworms grown?
10. How can I imagine a mealworm being killed?

 

We can assert, our lesser mealworms simply fall asleep and get reincarnated as our insectburger. Insects are cold-blooded-animals. Since our lesser mealworms adapt their body temperature to their outer world, they simply fall into kind of hibernation when they get cooled down. This also happens in the nature quiet often, e.g. when it cools down at night. With the difference that they are frozen much longer to not wake up afterwards. Subsequently, the fine chopped insects get processed with all other vegetarian ingredients. 

 

11. Where can I buy Germany's first insectburger?
12. Why was the insectburger not available Germany?
13. Our burger for your business?

 

You’re an aspiring restaurant owner, food retailer, buyer for your delicatessen shop or you’re simply looking for a tasty, innovative food product which combines all 4 good reasons to be bought? Push your business forward and get all necessary information by requesting  detailed information about our products by mailing at sales@bugfoundation.com