A tasty and efficient way to get the protein you need.
Welcome to BiJimini Spices!
Here at Bijimini Spices, we are on a mission to introduce you to highly nutritious products which will enrich the taste of your food.
Our first product, the Cajun Cricket Spice, mixes crickets with Cajun seasoning to create a spice that adds a smoky flavour to meals when included in the recipe, added to the dressing or sprinkled over the top.
Check out our recipes below to see how you can easily add Bijimini Cajun Cricket Spice to your meals and increase your protein, vitamin and mineral intake.
Not only is our Cajun Cricket Spice extremely versatile but it also has many health benefits. Crickets are 60% protein by weight and are a complete protein source because they contain all nine amino acids. They are also high in iron and vitamin B12.
BiJimini Cajun Spice!
Our first product is a new idea, using insect ingredients to make a spice, that can be easily added to cooking a favourite meal, baking a pie, creating a stir fry or adding to a BBQ.
Edible insects within the spice act as a rich protein source which in turn can also increase health and wellness, compared to long-term use of animal proteins.
You do need to be aware that if you are allergic to shellfish – you may be allergic to crickets so please take care!
BiJimini is ideal for consumers who are on restricted diets, or who make careful dietary choices and for those who just want to try something new as Bijimini offers a more sustainable alternative to other spices.
You may be a wanting to add extra protein, vitamins, minerals and all nine amino acids, to foods you already know and love.
You may be someone who is an elite athlete, seriously into your fitness and you want to add a protein-rich ingredient to your pantry.
You may be fully aware of the sustainability of eating insect-based products however you find the ‘yuck’ factor is very strong – and this is a way of overcoming that feeling.
Believe it or not, crickets contain 60% protein by weight, which means, if you eat 100 grams of crickets, 60 grams is pure protein.
Over two billion people around the world already eat crickets – mostly in Africa, Asia and South America, and they are becoming more popular in Europe.
Greg - Bristol
Great new delicious protein product. I loved it in my fajitas but to be honest I add it to spice up everything!
Shelly - Cotswolds
Really bold fresh flavour, also, super handy addition to the kitchen to spice up everyday meals
Olly - Gloucestershire
As a chef, I only look for the ideal combination of flavours. The cajun and spice is very well balanced
Leah - Stroud
After trying this I would happily integrate cricket as part of my diet
Jane - Warwickshire
Absolutely delicious and packing with flavour. Kinder to our planet too, a great product and staple in our cupboard.
Chris - Cheshire
Ignites the taste buds and delivers a punchy, tasty flavour to a wide selection of meals. I would buy again.
To reduce environmentally unfriendly meat production and to save fish stocks, eating insect-based products is a very real alternative and it is only in the Western world that it is seen as unusual and is uncommon. Over two billion people around the world already eat crickets and they are considered a delicacy in Africa, Asia and South America.
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, farming insects produces one hundredth of the carbon emissions of the equivalent output from beef cattle or pigs and they require less resources when farmed.
Crickets produce less than 0.1% of emissions than cows, only need 20% of the water a cow requires to produce the same amount of protein, and can be farmed in almost any climate or environment.
If you want to help the environment, and are already making as many eco-friendly choices as you can, then eating crickets is another product to add to your shopping list.
The Man Behind The Crickets
Luke Craven, the man behind BiJimini will be sustainably sourcing the crickets and plans to make his business as eco-friendly as possible.
While studying at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, Luke Craven became interested in the emerging worldwide trend for sustainability in food. He discovered the nutritional and environmental benefits of crickets and established an award-winning business manufacturing a high protein flour made from the insect.
After several years developing the flour and selling it at events such as BBC Countryfile Live and The Big Feastival, Luke and his business partner mutually agreed to step away from the project and Luke turned his attention to creating a new product.
Bijimini Spices was born during lockdown in 2020 when Luke discovered combining crickets with spices created a flavoursome and nutritious seasoning which aligned with his vision of being both sustainable and eco-friendly.
Prep time 5 minutes I Cook time 12 minutes I Serves 2 Ingredients3 chorizo sausages, sliced1 onion, diced1 red pepper,...
Prep time 5 minutes I Cook time 35 minutes I Serves 2 Ingredients4 Chicken thighs, skin off bone on1 tbsp Cajun spice2 tbsp...
Prep time 5 minutes I Cook time 5 minutes I Serves 2 Ingredients250g king prawns1 lime, juice only1 garlic, grated1 tsp Cajun...