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It is the first product, in terms of time, of our production chain, together with HiFrass. Once the larvae have passed the fattening stage, they can undergo two very different fates: they can be processed to obtain HiProtein and HiOil, or, if they are not to be sold alive, they can undergo a small thermal transformation to preserve their shelf life. For those who want protein and fat in one solution.
It is the flagship product of Protein Italy. 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.