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OmniBug™ is a superfine cricket protein powder made from partly defatted whole crickets. The crickets used for this premium protein are house crickets (archeta domesticus) that come from GAP-certified farms in Thailand.

OmniBug™ has a neutral flavor that allows it to be combined with a wide range of ingredients, making it a great option for everyone who enjoys experimenting with new ingredients. Additionally, OmniBug™ is low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, making it a good choice for those following a low-carb or high-fiber diet.

This new ingredient from Essentia is incredibly versatile and can elevate the nutritional value of so many different food categories.

OmniBug™ will be available in Asia-Pacific and in South Africa as of June 2023.

Cricket protein is a relatively new and exciting source of nutrition that is quickly gaining popularity in the health and fitness world. Not only is it a sustainable and environmentally friendly protein source, but it also boasts an impressive nutritional profile. With so many nutritional benefits, cricket protein is quickly becoming a go-to protein source for health-conscious individuals looking to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

OmniBug™ is a high-quality ingredient with a consistent nutritional profile. It fits into many food categories both within and beyond sports nutrition.

Free from ingredient
  • Free from lactose, soy, grain and gluten
  • 100 % natural origin
  • Non-GMO
  • No E-numbers
Other benefits
  • Eco-friendly protein with low GHG and water footprint
  • Mild and nutty taste
  • Easy to mix with other ingredients
  • Versatile - fits into many foods
Health benefits
  • A 'complete protein'
  • Contains all 9 EAAs
  • Rich in vitamin B12
  • Good source of minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium
  • Good source of dietary fiber (chitin)

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Protein Nx6.25 EAAs
Form and color Format
OmniBug™ 530 House cricket 77 % All 9 Brown, fine powder Partly defatted whole cricket

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