Did you know that crickets are a nutty-flavored superfood with more essential nutrients per pound than chicken or beef? And they’re hypoallergenic, humanely sourced, and better for the environment — using up less natural resources and emitting fewer greenhouse gases compared to other animal proteins.
Now, we’re not the first to try crickets. Humans (and dogs) have been eating insects for thousands of years. But, at Jiminy’s, we are one of the first to add powdered cricket protein to our dog food and treats. AND, we’re working with experts to better understand and unlock the many health benefits for our dogs!
first let's talk nutrition
We use cricket protein powder in our products (roasted and ground with nothing added)
CRICKET PROTEIN IS A SUPERFOOD!
|Amino Acids||Vitamin B2 & B12|
|Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium||Taurine & Tryptophan|
ALL OF THE ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS
Crickets, just like beef, are a complete protein. In fact, crickets provide more essential amino acids pound for pound than beef. Amino acids are important for the body to function well, repair muscles, etc.
Cricket Protein - Essential Amino Acids vs AAFCO Requirements
HIGH QUALITY, DIGESTIBLE PROTEIN
When we started, there was still a question about whether dogs can digest cricket protein. We decided to answer that question! Jiminy’s partnered with Iowa State to take a deep dive into digestibility and cricket protein scored as high in digestibility as chicken or beef.
Beef, chicken, lamb, soy and even fish are the most common ingredients that trigger dog allergies. Vets are already using Jiminy's in elimination diets because cricket protein is not an allergen.
oh so sustainable
CRICKETS USE 67% LESS LAND THAN CHICKENS
Crickets are farmed in barns, and require exponentially less land to produce an equivalent amount of protein. 93% less land than beef.
If you compare one 5 oz bag of Jiminy's with the same size bag of traditional treats, we save 220 gallons of water!
WITH JUST ONE BAG.
Now think about what we'll be able to accomplish with our dog food!
This is where you can see enormous impact!
FEWER GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
740% LESS THAN BEEF TREATS
270% LESS THAN CHICKEN TREATS
Jiminy’s partnered with Carbon Credit Capital to measure the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with our products.
LONG, HAPPY LIFE
Our crickets live a long and happy life. They are harvested close to the end of their natural life cycle – far different from other protein sources. In addition, the harvesting process is extremely humane as well.
a few more things
Did you know that there are safety benefits to cricket protein dog treats like Jiminy's? Crickets raised at clean indoor farms have been found to be free of common pathogens that plague the meat industry. Cricket protein doesn't have salmonella, E. coli, staph, listeria, etc. Another reason to love these treats!!!
MADE IN USA
We’re a California based company and we’re proud to say that all of our products are made in the United States of America.