Each packet contain a giant beetle, measuring up to 8 cm long.
Holy insect in Ancient Egypt, the rhinoceros beetle is highly appreciated in Asian countries for its culinary advantages. Its particular flavor, reminding of spicy bacon, is making it a delicious edible bug. You can consume it as an appetizer instead of traditional peanuts.
One giant 8 cm long beetle.
The rhinoceros beetle is a particular insect that can be found across many Asian countries. We can find plenty of them during the monsoon season. It is an edible insects and a highly appreciated delicacy. It belongs to the Coleoptera family and is famous for its extraordinary power. The rhinoceros beetle is able to lift heavy burdens a hundred times its own weight.
Beetle and Ancient Egypt
The beetle belongs to the short list of consecrated animals in Pharaonic Egypt, as well as cats or owls for instance. It means it was forbidden to consume these insects all across pharaohs’ land. But nowadays, you can find plenty, especially in Thailand where they are collected after the rain season, and eat your fill of them. Beetle are a highly appreciated insect in many Asian countries.
Preparing and packaging our rhinoceros beetles
In Thailand, the rhinoceros beetle is collected and them consumed once cooked and seasoned. In our shop, they are available in small packets, especially designed to keep them fresh and to maintain their nutritional values. They are cooked, then dehydrated, flavored and seasoned before being finally packaged. We also add an oxygen absorber and a clay dehumidifier in order to maintain their freshness. With this sort of treatment, freshness is guaranteed for the next twelve months.
In Thailand, the rhinoceros beetle is cooked, then seasoned with a soy sauce and flavored with lemongrass and garlic.
Available right now in our shop
If you want to help yourself to many other edible bugs other than this one, you can do so by selecting our Discovery Pack, which will allow you to taste a beetle along with five other species of edible insects. The taste of the rhinoceros beetle will remind you of spicy bacon. This makes it a perfect ingredient for your cocktail parties that will definitely surprise all of your guests!
Awareness workshops available on demand
You can open the package and enjoy the rhinoceros beetle as it is.
But we also invite you to come attend our awareness workshops where you will find out more about how to prepare and cook edible insects. We analyzed and even created some recipes in order to help you discover and appreciate the unique flavor of each insect: salty, natural, grilled, boiled or cooked. You can also add them into cakes, like in chocolate or caramel cakes, in order to surprise you family. The rhinoceros beetle is one of those insects that can be successfully be integrated in any fancy desserts.
Rhinoceros beetle: many nutritional benefits
The rhinoceros beetle, as many other edible insects, is rich in proteins and minerals. It contains iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorous. Its protein values are exceeding the values of the traditionnal meat we usually eat. For example, it contains almost 75% of proteins compared to only 43% in beef.
The WFP (Worldwide Food Programme) encourages producers and distributers of edible insects to promote the consumption of insects as food. Edible insects are considered the future of food because they provide lots of protein at a far lower cost. Edible insects' meat competes with traditional meats, which are getting rarer and are far from healthy. Besides that, traditional meat is getting more and more expensive and are becoming unaffordable for people with low incomes.
Rhinoceros beetle: exclusively in our shop
Rhinoceros beetle are available right now at a discount. You can already start ordering online directly from our website and don't forget to check out our many recipes especially collected for you to try in your kitchen's home.