Cricket Powder is a great source of protein.
We created our baking blends with the aim of changing people's perception of insects as food.
Humans are amazing at coming up with ideas to feed the world, but food isn’t just about filling a stomach. It's about enriching your body in the most healthy, nutrient-dense way.
Over 2 billion people across the world eat edible insects regularly as part of their diet. We want people who don’t eat insects to think about adding them to their diet as an alternative source of protein.
Why eat crickets?
The world is crowded and wasteful with its resources. Insects need considerably less feed, space and water than traditional livestock. They give off less emissions and can even help towards eliminating our huge food waste problem.
Our Australian crickets are fed predominantly on a diet of waste organic material that would have otherwise gone to landfill. This means they are significantly more economically and environmentally beneficial than other sources of protein.
Crickets are a nutrient-dense food. They are very high in protein compared to traditional meat-based protein. Classed as a ‘complete’ protein, crickets contain all 9 essential amino acids needed to build and repair the body. Those little crickets are also high in calcium, packed with iron and precious vitamin B12.
What is cricket powder?
Cricket powder is a very simple wholefood product, created like any other cricket flour. The crickets are harvested at around 6-8 weeks, then milled down to create a light, flour-like powder. This is our cricket protein powder which includes all of the essential amino acids, B12, iron, calcium, Omega-3s and Omega-6s.
Cricket flour is super versatile, adds an amazing flavour profile to sweet and savoury goods and contains all the super cricket goodness. This flour is the foundation of our beautiful baking blends.
Cricket powder is a sustainable source of protein that can be added to a variety of food from soups to smoothies. It's even better in baked goods like banana bread
What does cricket powder taste like?
When you bake or cook with cricket flour, you will add a subtle nutty/earthy flavour. If you add a very small amount of cricket flour, you won't even taste it. Michelin star chef's have started using it because it has a neutral taste and is able to enhance the flavour profile while adding nutritional benefits.
Our top 4 reasons why you should eat Cricket Powder:
- Protein - Edible Crickets is a protein alternative which contains between 65-70% of pure protein per cricket (in contrast to beef which is between 17-40% protein). It contains all the essential branched-chain amino accides the body needs for muscle development.
- Vitamins & Minerals - Ground crickets are packed with vitamins and minerals. It contains 5.9mg per 100grams of iron, 10 times the amount of Vitamin B12 than salmon (24mcg per 100 grams).
- Taste - Cricket flour has a very mild nutty taste. Depending on the quantity used, you might not even taste it.
- Variety of uses - because of the neutral flavour, cricket powder can be added to a large veraity of foods or combined with regular flour. Cricket can be used for baking, salad dressings, smoothies, mixed with water, and much more. There is almost unlimited idea of how you can use cricket flour in your recipes.
- Sustainability - To get a pound of dry protein from a cricket uses only 1 gallon of water. This is much less than the large livestock farming practices. Cricket farms have smaller impact on our precious resources, only using 1/10 of the water and 1/6 of the feed than a cattle farm.