Sustainable Pet Food From Cricket Protein
Today I am introducing readers to sustainable pet food from cricket protein, a new product I am happy to recommend to you, and brought from Jiminy's – makers of delicious, sustainable pet food and treats that both nourish pets and promote long-term stewardship of the earth
Jiminy’s speciality is making sustainable pet food and treats using cricket protein. Their products nourish our pets and promote long-term stewardship of the earth. All natural, sustainable, high protein ingredients (especially crickets!) give your dog the energy and nutrients it needs.
Dogs As Athletes
When you think of the energy a typical active dog uses – running, jumping, generally loving life – you can compare them to an athlete needing high quality protein to stay healthy. In the USA dogs consume more than 32 billions pounds of protein a year. Quite apart from the strain that puts on the environment, it means that protein is unavailable for human consumption.
Jiminy's solution is to replace the traditional animal protein source (cows and chicken) with cricket protein.
But Why Crickets?
Crickets are a sustainable superfood that dogs love. They are a complete protein source, containing all the essential amino acids. Their protein content is 35% more than beef and 65% more than chicken, while also offering high levels of Omega fats, B12, Iron, Calcium, Fiber, Potassium (and the list goes on…). Full of protein, good fat and a nutty flavor, Jiminy’s treats provide your dog with exactly what he needs.
Not only do they trump traditional livestock in nutritional value, they’re also far more sustainable to raise. Requiring less space, consuming less water (2000x less than cows or chickens), and needing less feed (every 100lbs of feed yields 5lbs beef, 30lbs chicken, 60lbs crickets), raising crickets is a farming alternative with very low environmental impact.
In case, as an animal lover, you're concerned about the crickets (I was!) they live a long and happy life, only being harvested near the end of their natural life cycle, unlike other animal sources of protein. The harvesting process is humane too
Sustainable Pet Food Production
Crickets are farmed in barns and require far less land to produce the same amount of beef protein.
Each bag of Jiminy's saves 220 gallons of water to produce than traditional treats.
Oh, and they emit less greenhouse gases too (100x less than cow).
Partnering with Carbon Credit Capital for the measurements it was found that producing Jiminy's treats produced 740% lower greenhouse gases then beef treats, and 270% less than chicken treats.
Jiminy's Dog Nutrition Mission
As Jiminy’s Founder and CEO Anne Carlson explains, “At Jiminy’s, we’re passionate about pets and we set out to develop products that combine the best possible nutrition and taste coupled with sustainable ingredients and practices. Our consumers care deeply about the choices they make for themselves and their pets. Food content, origin, sustainability and humane and ethical practices matter. Jiminy’s understands this new mindset and puts conscious consumption at the center of everything that we do.”
It is Jiminy’s mission is to be a positive force for change by making sustainable and humane choices, ultimately reducing our pets’ carbon pawprint.
In a nutshell, Jiminy's food pet food is nutritious, hypoallergenic, human and sustainable.