Hargol is leading the charge of newfound interest in the domain of insect meat as a more sustainable and nutritious alternative to traditional meat. Why? Because they have the ability to produce more high-quality protein at a lower cost than traditional protein sources. They have amassed over 20 awards for their innovative grasshopper farming technology, including the title of Global Winner at Get in the Ring Global Startup Competition 2017.
From their state-of-the-art 13,000 sq. ft. facility – the first and largest commercial grasshopper farm in the world – Hargol produces over 40 million grasshoppers annually. Their key market is the fitness and supplements industry, for which they developed ‘PRO72’, a grasshopper-made protein powder. Packed with nutrients, it contains 72% proteins and all 9 amino acids – significantly more than the prevalent whey and soy protein powder varieties.