Insect proteins are becoming more popular

A specialty protein market is growing in popularity. It happens on This Land of Ours.

Fried crickets
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The insect protein market is expected to reach $3.3 billion by 2027. Insect protein is now very popular among the young population, especially for sports nutrition. This is due to the increasing use of cricket flour in various nutritious food products. Government support and the presence of key manufacturers in this market has contributed to the growth of the insect protein market.

The insect protein market has been segmented on the basis of applications such as food and beverages, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The animal nutrition segment contributed the largest market share in 2022, followed by food & beverages and pharmaceuticals & cosmetics.

If you are wondering what types of insects are included here they include crickets, grasshoppers, ants, mealworms, black soldier flies and others.

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Insect proteins are becoming more popular

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning agricultural journalist, broadcaster and speaker. She hails from the agriculturally rich Central Valley of California.