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Essento Insect snacks overview

The notion of munching on insect snacks may sound strange to many. However, there are numerous cultures exist that have added insects as part of their diet for centuries. Healthwise, bug snacks deliver nutritional punches. And this is not a theory, and it’s been proven by many reputable institutions & studies.

According to a review published by Food Science of Animal Resources in 2019, the amount of protein content within edible insects ranges from 35 to 60 percent even after being processed. This is a much higher concentration than plant-based protein sources — and sometimes greater than meat and eggs.

Furthermore, the fat content is from 10 to 60 percent and it’s mostly unsaturated fats which are better for the body. So, to make this short, insect snacks are better for the human body.

The history of the brand

Don Bugito’s inspiration comes directly from his cultural heritage. Growing up in Mexico exposed him to the culturally rich traditions of eating edible insects and their use as “power foods.” Empowered by this ancestral food and its healthy, sustainable, and nutritional qualities, he embarked on the journey of sharing a little taste of the culture with the world by producing a set of great “power” snacks for everyone to enjoy!

Benefits of insect snacks

Eating bug snacks for many still sounds gross. However, the world is rapidly accepting it. The positivity is winning the old norm and hesitation. And here’s what the Swiss Essento insect snack can offer-

Source of protein

First of all, protein is life. And edible bug snacks are considered one of the most excellent sources of protein. The high protein concentration helps the body increase muscle mass, improve the weight loss process, and boost strength. Protein is the basic building block of your body, and insect snack delivers that well.


As we saw above, protein is an integral part of our body. Hence, the consumption of food that delivers protein is essential. However, in the modern-day most protein comes from meat. Therefore, many resources such as land, water, and other resources are essential to produce meat that provides protein. But a 100g insect snack can offer two to three times higher protein than 100g steak or red meat. So, where are we going with this? Well, it is simple, insect snacks are more environmentally friendly.

More Antioxidants & nutrients

Edible bug snacks are considered one of the most excellent sources of antioxidants. Besides this, these snacks could be the source of high vitamin B12 content and other essential nutrients, making balancing the diet much more straightforward.

Edible bug snacks are better, nutritious alternatives to mainstream protein food such as chicken, pork, beef, and even fish! Many studies prove it, and more than 2 billion people already eat them for their obvious benefits. Swissmade Direct wants to offer the best to our customers. Therefore, we have partnered with the well-recognized Essento brand to deliver highly nutritious and delicious insect snacks. So, if you are looking for a better alternative than red meat or fish, start giving place to insect snacks now!

Get them online

We are the leading and oldest authentic Swiss online shop selling only original Swiss-made products. Order insect snacks and get the trackable, insured parcel delivered:

  • Straight to your door,
  • Wherever you are in the world,
  • Directly from Switzerland,
  • Available with a flat rate until 2kg and more.
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