How Healthy are Insects?
Insects are very high in protein. Cricket flour is between 60 and 70% complete protein, that’s all 9 amino acids essential for building protein in the body.
Compared with salmon at 22% and even beef at 28%, cricket flour packs a full-on protein hit - certainly on trend when it comes to the current love of all things protein.
There's no food waste where it comes to crickets, the whole animal is used with minimal processing; just boiled and baked...and milled if you want the powder form (flour). That's why cricket flour is packed full of micronutrients, containing as much vitamin B12 as salmon, 3 times as much iron as spinach, as much Calcium as milk and more magnesium and zinc than beef.
It's also rich in Omega 3,6 and 9 and high in fibre.
When it comes to the future of food for our planet, insects have certainly got a lot to offer.
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