IMPORTANT NOTE: Individuals with a crustacean shellfish allergy may be allergic to crickets
A serving of cricket powder is two tablespoons (17 grams) and contains about:
- 80 calories
- 2 grams carbohydrates
- 11 grams of protein
- 3 grams of fat
- 4 percent Daily Value iron
- 2 percent Daily Value calcium
- 90 percent Daily Value vitamin B12
- 23 percent Daily Value vitamin B2
Cricket powder (ground crickets) is a complete protein. Meaning it contains it contains essential branched-chain amino acids. If you don’t diversify your protein sources you do risk being deficient in certain amino acids which could lead to potential health issues.
Roasted crickets are eaten in countries all around the world. A staple and a delicacy in many. It’s really exciting to see so many new companies take this idea and adapt it to something maybe a little more user friendly. There are now cricket powders, cricket flours, and even cricket protein/energy bars! Follow us on our social media and you’ll get a chance to see how we incorporate cricket powder into our own daily diets! You don’t want to miss some of these amazing recipes !
For those feeling adventurous but not looking to dive in head first there are a few snacks that incorporate the health benefits of crickets without blatantly being insect based. I urge you to give at least one of them a shot! You might be pleasantly surprised. 🙂
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