If you haven't tried cricket protein yet, then you've come to the right place. Even though cricket can set many people back, we are convinced that this food can become a must-have in your diet. So trust us and step through! After all, it's not the little beast that's going to eat the big one, is it?
So here are 5 good reasons to include cricket protein in your diet!
1. Crickets are sustainable
Crickets are a food that requires very little costly investment for the planet. Indeed, take a look at this graph.
Impressive isn't it?
Crickets are one of the world's most sustainable sources of protein. In fact, they require far fewer resources than dairy proteins and therefore produces less waste for the planet. Crickets need 2000 times less water and produce 100 times less greenhouse gases than beef farming!
So if, like us, the environmental impact of what you eat plays a role in your diet, then Crickets are for you.
2. Crickets are nutrient dense
Crickets are what we call a "super food", it is simply good for your health because it has a high nutritional density and beneficial properties. If 2 billion people on this Earth eat insects, it can't be that bad, so as an athlete, you should be interested!
Cricket powder has important antioxidant properties. These properties help reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Cricket powder has even been proven to contain 5 times more antioxidants than orange juice!
Crickets are also rich in complete proteins because they contain each of the 9 essential amino acids. For athletes, this is a must to ensure optimal recovery after exercise. Crickets contain 60% complete proteins, unlike chicken, which contains 31%!
It is also a food that is rich in vitamin B12. This nutrient helps your body to synthesize the red blood cells that carry oxygen in your body, thus avoiding weakness and fatigue. Fortunately, cricket powder contains, for example, 20 times more vitamin B12 than eggs!
Cricket powder contains a lot of heme iron, fortunately it is the type of iron best absorbed by your body. Cricket contains more iron than traditional animal sources.
Calcium is one of the nutrients found in Cricket. It is essential for the formation and health of bones, so it is very important for athletes. Cricket has 1.6 times more calcium than cow's milk!
Finally, cricket powder contains omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Cricket powder has the recommended 3:1 ratio of these fatty acids. This is a very important ratio for our health.
If you want to know more about its nutrients and their benefits, we invite you to read this article which can be found on our website blog.
3. Crickets are easy to cook
Contrary to what one might think, integrating the cricket into your kitchen is not complicated. You can use one of our products: Cricket powder !
Cricket powder has a light roasted hazelnut taste and a flour texture. Simply add 2 tablespoons of powder to your cake, drink or dish recipes. The powder is very handy because it can be mixed with many recipes and guarantees you a protein boost!
4. Crickets are local
In fact, if you didn't know it, our crickets come from the largest insect farm in North America: Entomo Farms, located in Ontario. Many small farms are starting up in Quebec and are constantly growing. So our products are made right next door to you, cool no?
5. You would not be alone
If you become a cricket fan and want to share your experience, be aware that more than 2 billion people already consume insects! They are mainly found in Asia, Africa and Latin America. According to a United Nations report entitled Edible insects Future prospects for food and feed security, insects are the future of our food. By 2050, the demand for non-animal protein will double. So we might as well start now!