Many years ago, in Israel on the banks of the Jordan river, John the Baptist lived and ate this natural and healthy food: “his food was locust and wild honey…” as it says in the Matthew 3:4. Today, it may seem unusual to consume these winged creatures; yet their nutrients have been hidden in the Middle East, where locust have been eaten fresh as a food source, or dried and stored for future times for thousands of years
Now more than 2000 years later, in the same area just miles from where John the Baptist lived, the first commercial locust farm in the world was established, producing a variety of delicious products from one of the most fascinating insects on the face of the earth.
Biblical Protein’s locust are farmed by Hargol FoodTech in Northern Israel. The locust are grown in a closed environment to ensure high-quality and maintain the highest food safety standards.
Hargol FoodTech is an Israeli start-up company who became the first business in the world to commercially raise locusts, using unique and innovative growing methods and technologies.
Israeli Locusts farmed in Northern Israel
Unbelievable yet true, the locust is one of the most efficient and nutritious sources of protein God and nature have ever produced. Researches have constantly praised locust for their high nutritional content, and in an era where families are seeking nutritious and healthy foods locusts are a great source of proteins and an excellent way to get you essential nutrients.
Compared to raising other farm animals, locusts are 20-fold more sustainable to farm. They emit significantly lower greenhouse gases, utilize less water and less land resources.
Locusts are the only kosher approved insect in the Bible and are a remarkable testimony to God’s creative power. The strength of this tiny creature is enormous, it can jump 20 times its body length, can fly 200 km a day, in 2 weeks it multiplies its body weight by 15-fold, and they can multiply their population by 100-fold in just 3 months.
Our locust-based products are delicious and have a mild and neutral flavor profile that are finely blended with other biblical ingredients, making them easily adaptable for an array of different food products.
Be part of the thread that connects 2000 years of history to John the Baptist. Sourced from the banks of the Jordan River in the Holy Land of Israel these locusts are a modern day biblical experience you will never forget.