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This is Protein Italy's innovation: the first Human Grade insect-based ingredient for pets, to guarantee the best nutrition and maximum well-being for animals, while reducing the ecological footprint of production.


Insect protein meal. From the rearing of Hermetia illucens larvae, after processing, we obtain a flour with a low moisture content (<10%) and a high protein content (>50%), with all the essential amino acids for animal needs.


It is the oil fraction extracted by pressing from the dried larvae. Its valuable content is mainly represented by saturated fatty acids such as lauric, myristic and palmitic acids. The unsaturated ones include palmitoleic, oleic and linoleic acids. An ingredient with high palatability and digestibility.


During digestion, the larvae transform the waste into a fertiliser with high organic matter (>85%), nitrogen and minerals. But what makes it valuable for soil health is the presence of chitin, which promotes resistance against pests and pathogens, strengthening the plant's defences and allowing healthy root growth.

We offer a consultancy service to design insect-based pet foods that satisfy specific needs and enable the product to be brought to market faster.

Protein Italy addresses all types of pet-food companies: Startups who want to innovate in the market or SMEs and GIs who want to increase their catalogue.

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