WHY EAT CRICKET FLOUR AND WHY IT IS CALLED THE FUTURE OF FOOD
Have you ever thought about having a bug-based diet?
What if I told you that a swelling number of people today are incorporating bug-based nutrients into their diet as a 100% natural, unadulterated, and sustainable source of vital nutrients?
In just 29 years, the Earth will have more than 9 billion people to feed, yet our current food system can only feed 3.4 billion people sustainably.
How does cricket protein contribute to a more sustainable world?
Let’s take a look at cricket protein.
Cricket requires 1800x less water than beef, consumes 12x less feed, and emits 100x fewer carbon greenhouse gasses.
Compared to other protein sources, cricket is incredibly efficient at turning natural resources into complete protein.
Another fantastic feature about cricket protein is that it can be farmed indoors, vertically, and in city centers. This frees up land for restoration and other uses.
Plus crickets eat virtually anything. They are a medium for which we can take our food waste and upcycle it back into our food system.
They’ll eat your lunch leftovers AND the styrofoam it was served in!
Cricket Nutrition Facts.
So what kind of nutrients does cricket offer? In addition to complete protein, cricket contains plenty of the healthy fats (i.e. omega-3s) with scarce amounts of the bad fat (saturated fat). We absorb omega-3s from cricket better than we do from plants—9 times better.
When it comes to vitamin b12, important for energy and healthy blood and nerve cells, it is hard to beat the abundant amount found in cricket. In fact, vitamin b12 is tough to find at all in plants. Algae and nutritional yeast are the two main sources of this vitamin in plants. Most vitamin b12 in our diets come from animals.
By blending cricket undetected into delicious oatmeals, powders, and chocolate bars, we are able to enjoy all of the sustainable and nutritional benefits of this protein source. Give it a try yourself and experience just how MIGHTY cricket protein is in your diet.