For building lean muscle mass and supporting metabolism, growth and immune function. Protein also helps satisfy hunger, keeping body composition goals on track. Crickets contain all 9 essential amino acids – the building blocks of protein that we must get from food – making it the ideal ‘complete protein’ source for optimal health.
For energy production, healthy nerves, immune function and production of red blood cells. Vegans and vegetarians are particularly at risk of B12 deficiency, as it is found almost exclusively in animal products. Salmon is often touted as a great source of B12 but did you know that crickets have 12 times more vitamin B12 than salmon? Insects are packed with vitamins!
For healthy brain and nerve function. Crickets also contain essential Omega 6 fatty acids and in a ‘perfect’ 3:1 ratio (Omega 6:Omega 3) for decreasing inflammation and promoting best health as well as mood and memory. In comparison, beef tips the Omega inflammatory scales at 20:1.
For growth, brain development, strength and energy metabolism. Crickets contain heme iron for maximum availability and absorption. Did you know that crickets have twice as much iron as beef (gram for gram)?
For muscle and nerve function as well as heart health and lowering of blood pressure. Crickets have twice as much potassium as spinach.
For strong bones and teeth, muscle and nerve function. Calcium has also been shown to be beneficial for weight management. Crickets have as much calcium as milk, making them the perfect non-dairy source of calcium.
Much more protein than any traditional sources.
There are significant economic and environmental reasons to be eating insects: Crickets require less land, water, feed and energy than many other popular protein sources including beef, chicken or pork.
Livestock production accounts for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s more than all the cars, buses, trains and planes worldwide! Crickets produce 80 times less methane than cattle.
Crickets are 12 times more efficient in converting feed to meat than cattle, 4 times more efficient than pigs, and 2 times more efficient than chicken.
If a family of four swapped just one meal a week from beef to insect protein, they would save the Earth
litres of fresh water in just one year.
litres of water to
produce 1Kg of beef
litre of water to
produce 1Kg of crickets
Water (in litres) and feed (in grams) required to produce 1Kg of each
Good for you,
good for our Planet
Bugs need far less agricultural land, a lot less water and a lot less valuable feed than conventional meat animals. They could even be fed on agricultural waste.
In a number of instances, they’re even better than normal meat.” Ounce for ounce, crickets provide more than twice the protein of beef. Plus, that protein is the best kind, containing all nine essential amino acids.
We’re eating them every day and we have no idea we’re doing it. “Everybody’s tried insects before and if you’re vegetarian or vegan you’ve actually tried more insects than most people”.
Would you give it a go?
There is nothing wrong with eating insects other than your perception.
You might not be used to the idea, but is it really any different to eating any other animal? Most cultures around the world already enjoy many types of insects. Why not give it a go!? To make it even easier and more delicious, we have developed our unique organic cricket protein blends and cricket energy bars so you can join the Food Revolution.