Interest in insect proteins is growing in Hungary

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 04. 03. 12:07

In Hungary, more and more people are starting to recognize the potential of insect proteins, although many people still shy away from the idea that they can gain more and more space in the food industry. According to the report of the Agricultural Sector, a significant number of enterprises focus more on breeding insects for feed, but there are also those who are active in the field of protein production for the food industry.

In the European Union, foods prepared using insects or their parts are considered novel foods. Currently, four insect species are authorized in the EU for food production: the larva of the common mealybug, the larva of the oriental locust, the house cricket and the larva of the litter beetle.

More and more companies are starting up in the insect protein business in Hungary as well, although most still focus on the feed industry rather than the food industry. For example, Agroloop secured a significant capital investment by Enter Tomorrow Venture Capital, represented by Kék Bolygó Tőkealap and Lead Ventures Fund Manager, to expand its black soldier fly larval breeding and processing activities.

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