IMARC Group, a leading market research company, has recently releases report titled “Edible Insects Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028.” The study provides a detailed analysis of the industry, including the global edible insects market share, size, trends, and growth forecasts. The report also includes competitor and regional analysis and highlights the latest advancements in the market.

Report Highlights

How big is the edible insects market?

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 1.4 Billion
Market Forecast in 2028 US$ 3.8 Billion
Growth rate (2023 to 2028) CAGR of 18.1%
Base Year of the Analysis 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028

What is edible insects?

Edible insects are specific species of insects that are safe for human consumption. They comprise various varieties of crickets, grasshoppers, bugs, beetles, dragonfly nymphs, caterpillars, larvae, ants, agave worms, aphids, bagworms, bamboo worms, bees, centipedes, cicadas, cochineals, earthworms, and emperor moths. They are a rich source of iron, protein, carotene, iron, zinc, fiber, and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, D, E, and K. They can be fried, boiled, sauteed, and roasted to enhance the taste and consumed with various condiments, lemon, garlic, salts, and dips. They provide essential amino acids, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and antioxidants, which are necessary for fighting inflammation, enhancing immunity, and improving skin quality. They also cure various skin conditions and reduce acne and hyperpigmentation.

Besides this, they provide numerous health benefits, such as preventing heart diseases and cancer and lowering blood sugar levels. They are consumed as a substitute for meat as edible insects offer adequate protein and energy to perform essential body functions. They are also utilized as animal feed due to their nutritional properties. As edible insects release minimum greenhouse gases and cause no environmental contamination, the demand for edible insects is growing worldwide.

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What are the growth prospects and trends in the edible insects industry?

At present, the increasing demand for edible insects due to the rising consumption of exotic recipes among the masses around the world represents one of the key factors driving the market. Besides this, the growing health consciousness among the masses to prevent the occurrence of chronic diseases and lead a healthy lifestyle is positively influencing the market. In addition, the changing dietary patterns of individuals, along with the increasing consumption of protein-rich food among gym enthusiasts and athletes to gain energy, is currently propelling the growth of the market. Apart from this, there is a rise in the number of online and offline distribution channels and companies selling edible insects worldwide. This, coupled with the increasing online shopping activities of individuals and the burgeoning e-commerce sector, is contributing to the growth of the market.  Additionally, the growing number of restaurants and hotels serving various dishes prepared with edible insects to their customers is offering a favorable market outlook. Moreover, key market players are investing in research and development (R&D) activities to enhance the production of edible insects and introduce infused products. Furthermore, the increasing utilization of edible insects in fisheries and poultries as nutritional animal feed is strengthening the growth of the market.

What is included in market segmentation?

The report has segmented the market into the following categories:

Breakup by Type:

  • Beetles
  • Cricket
  • Caterpillars
  • Grasshoppers
  • Bees
  • Ants
  • Others

Breakup by Product:

  • Whole Insects
  • Insect Powder
  • Insect Meal
  • Insect Oil

Breakup by Application:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Bakery
  • Pet Food
  • Others

Breakup by Region:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada)
  • Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Others)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, and Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico)
  • Middle East & Africa

Who are the key players operating in the industry?

The report covers the major market players including:

  • All Things Bugs LLC
  • Bugsolutely Ltd.
  • Chapul LLC
  • DeliBugs
  • Eat Grub Ltd.
  • Entomo Farms
  • EnviroFlight LLC
  • EXO Protein (Aspire Food Group)
  • Fluker’s Cricket Farm Inc.
  • Jr Unique Foods Ltd
  • Nutribug Ltd. 
  • Thailand Unique.

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