Hargol FoodTech Featured on ynet

Editor’s note: Among the attendees at the “Export at the Bar” in Tel Aviv was Dror Tamir, CEO of Hargol FoodTech.

A healthy Israeli delicacy: protein from grasshoppers

Hargol FoodTech grasshoppers in growing facility

Hargol FoodTech’s grasshoppers in the company’s growing facility in northern Israel.

Non-alcoholic wine powder, calcium from crab skeletons, protein from grasshoppers and more. This week, at the “Export at the Bar” event in Tel Aviv, an initiative of the Israel Export Institute and wize, Israeli companies introduced the hottest developments in the Israeli food industry.

By Assaf Kamar, ynet (5 January 2017)
What’s this food tech? Will there be a substitute for food? Is Israel is an international player in the field? How to export technological innovations in the field of food? And more questions were raised, over beer and cocktails.

“These grasshoppers were grown in our facility on Moshav Elifelet,” says Dror Tamir, founder and CEO of Hargol FoodTech. “You can eat them whole, but we are going to use them to produce a protein powder — more than 70 percent complete protein. We are selling it as a powder for the food industry in the United States to produce healthier food from grasshoppers.”

Kosher and tasty?
“Yes, they’re kosher,” says Tamir. “Grasshoppers are eaten by more than a billion people all over the world. They are not considered a simple, inexpensive food. They are considered a delicacy.”

Read the full article and see the interview with Dror on ynet (Hebrew).

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