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Edible Roasted Crickets


4.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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Whole Roasted Crickets

Package Size:
4 oz. (about 113 grams)
1/2 Pound (about 226 grams)
1 Pound (about 454 grams)
5 Pounds (about 2.27 kilos)

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Roasted Crickets

Whole roasted crickets have a nice crunch that can be a great addition to many dishes.

  • 60% protein by volume
  • 26 mcg B12/ 100 grams (Beef has 1-2mcg/100grams)
  • High in iron and calcium
  • Low in fat
  • All 9 essential amino acids
  • Omega 6:3 ratio of 3:1
  • Chitin Fibre – A source of Prebiotics – used as an antimicrobial gut agent
  • Air tight zipper bag for easy opening & re-closing.

Package Size:
4 oz. (about 113 grams)
1/2 Pound (about 226 grams)
1 Pound (about 454 grams)
5 Pounds (about 2.27 kilos)

How to use Roasted Crickets:

Roasted crickets offer a great crunch. You can add them to many dishes that will benefit from a bit of texture.

Tacos and burritos are favorites among many entomophagists because they are so versatile. You can add roasted crickets to the top of tacos for the full effect or you can add them to a burrito and see if people recognize that they are eating crickets. For many, they will not even be able to detect insects at all. They will think you added a nut or veggie.

Grind Them Up:

Roasted crickets can be chopped or ground and used like nuts. They offer a similar crunch but with subtle differences that many enjoy.

Ground crickets will give any dish an interesting, almost crystalline, crunch.

Cleaning Roasted Crickets:

Roasted crickets are delivered whole which includes the legs and wings. Many people have mentioned that the legs get caught in their teeth. So, a simple cleaning procedure will allow you to remove the legs and wings before serving them.

There are two common methods of cleaning crickets.

For both methods, start by putting the crickets in a bag and shaking them aggressively.

Method One – Leave the crickets in the bag and then begin to shake them gently so the legs and wings settle to the bottom. Then carefully scoop the full crickets from the top of the bag. This is the easiest way to clean crickets but it also leaves a lot of good crickets behind.

Method Two – Scoop out small portions from the bag and place them on a tray. Shake the tray back and forth. The larger cricket bodies will roll down ahead of the legs and wings. You can remove the good parts from the bottom of the tray and add more at the top until you have cleaned the whole bag.

What are legs and wings good for?

If you are adding roasted crickets to dishes that you are cooking, removing the legs and wings is not such an issue because they will soften a little bit in cooking. It is usually only when you are serving them whole and by themselves.

When you do clean some crickets and end up with a pile of legs and wings, you can still use them to add that nice crunch to other dishes. Just grind them up a bit and you will have a nice course powder that can easily be added to whatever you want.

3 reviews for Edible Roasted Crickets

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We’ve been having so much fun with these. Every kid in my class tried them with little hesitation. After my class enjoyed them, we had some left over so we offered them as munchies at a party. Adults were harder to convince but by the end of the night, all the adults had tried them and everyone loved them except for one person.

  2. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The crickets taste good but you need to clean the legs out first, they really do get stuck in your teeth. They aren’t too hard to clean though since in shipping most of the legs get separated from the body and then you just need to shake and sift them apart.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Arrived in two days! We added crickets to our salads and made cricket cookies. They’re great. I just had to return and leave a positive review. Great experience. Thanks!! We’ll be ordering again soon.

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If you are allergic to shellfish or crustaceans, you may also be allergic to insects.

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Cricket protein is similar to beef and salmon when it comes to quality protein. It has all of the essential amino acids and is packed with B vitamins with a perfect balance of an Omega 6:3 ratio of 3:1. In addition, crickets have more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach. The cricket’s chitin (exoskeleton) is a prebiotic just to top it off. ×
Crickets can be grown using less than 1% of the water needed for an equivalent amount of beef. Insects produce virtually no greenhouse gas when compared to beef and can be grown on bio-waste reducing the need to use land to grow their feed. Bugs are an environmentally friendly food source. ×
Insects need substantially less land than other livestock and can be grown vertically in an urban environment. They are grown humanely and can be grown just about anyplace in the world by households, small farmers and large commercial interests. Insects for food is trend whose time has come... again. ×
Current meat production is unsustainable and the more insects people eat, the less meat they will consume. If we make edible insects a trend in North America and Europe, the rest of the world will follow. ×

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