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Edible Roasted Crickets

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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)

Note: Orders of three pounds and above will be packaged in resealable zip-lock style bags.

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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)

All insects are raised for human consumption.

Note: Orders of three pounds and above will be packaged in resealable zip-lock style bags.


How to use Roasted Crickets:

Roasted crickets offer a great crunch. Use them in any dish for a healthy boost and crunchy texture.

Crickets are a favorite among many entomophagists because of their versatility. Roasted crickets can be added to tacos, stews, salads, casseroles, etc. For many, the change in taste is barely detectable.

Grind Them Up:

Roasted crickets can be used whole, chopped or ground like nuts. They offer a similar texture and subtle difference many enjoy.

Ground crickets have an interesting, almost crystalline, crunch.

Cleaning Roasted Crickets:

Roasted crickets are delivered whole which includes the legs and wings. Some find that the legs and wings get caught in their teeth. 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 also leaves a lot of whole crickets behind.

Method Two – Scoop out small portions from the bag and place 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 whole 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 adding roasted crickets while cooking, removing legs and wings is not such an issue as they will soften a bit during the cooking process.

When you do clean crickets you can still use the legs and wings to add nutrition to your dishes. Just grind them up a bit and you’ll have a nice coarse powder that can be used in just about anything.

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Customer Reviews for Edible Roasted Crickets

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    PaulaGant2


    It’s true, the legs can get stuck in your teeth. We cleaned them first. Then, they were delicious.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul


    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.

  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    javier


    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.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janet


    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.

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  • Are people allergic to crickets?

    IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH THIS PRODUCT IS NOT FOR YOU.
    Made in a facility that processes milk, eggs and peanuts

    Answer by : on Dec 31, 2017 08:51:28 AM
  • Are Crickets Healthy for Humans to Eat?

    Yes. Crickets are a highly nutritious food source that is rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats and it’s very bio-available. Humans have been eating insects for a very long time and are considered very healthy.

    Please note: If you are allergic to shellfish, you may be allergic to insects.

    Here's some nutritional information on crickets...

    100 grams of cricket powder will give you over 58 grams of protein.

    NUTRITIONAL VALUES

    Analyzed by Maxxam Analytics

    Energy 1973kJ (472kCal)
    Protein (g) 58.76
    Fat (g) 24
    Saturated Fat (g) 8.48
    Trans Fat (g) .218
    Cholesterol (mg) 228
    Carbohydrates (g) 8.4
    Fiber, total dietary (g) 6.0
    Sugars (g) 0.5
    Ash (g) 6.5
    Calcium (g) 0.11
    Iron (g) 0.002
    Potassium (g) 1.1
    Sodium (g) 0.31
    Omega – 3 (g) 2.81
    Omega – 6 (g) 6.28
    Saturate Fatty Acids (g) 8.48
    Cis-Monounsaturated (g) 5.14
    Cis-Polyunsaturated (g) 9.09
    B-12 (ug) 24

    Essential Amino Acid Profile per 100g of Crickets (*BCAAs)

    1.44g – Histidine
    2.59g – Isoleucine*
    4.61g – Leucine*
    3.61g – Lysine
    1.09g – Methionine
    0.51g – Cysteine
    2.37g – Threonine
    0.56g – Tryptophan
    3.70g – Valine

    Environmental Impact

    Grow 13x Faster
    Drink 2000x Less Water
    Consume 12x Less Feed
    Require 2000x Less Land
    Emit 100x Less Greenhouse Gases

    *vs. beef

    Answer by : on Dec 31, 2017 09:42:23 AM
  • How many crickets are in a pound?

    This is difficult to say since the crickets from each harvest are all different in their average size.

    Generally, it ranges from 1500 to 2500 crickets per pound.

    Answer by : on Dec 31, 2017 09:44:39 AM
  • What Do Crickets Taste Like?

    The first thing many people say is that they taste like a nut. Chefs and more refined folk say that they have a nutty umani flavor to them.

    Most people are surprised by the fact that they like the taste and many customers buy them in bulk because they like them so much.

    About cleaned crickets: One big complaint is that the cricket legs get stuck in your teeth. Our crickets are cleaned to remove most loose legs and wings but you may want to clean them a bit more since legs and wings will break off during shipping.

    Answer by : on Dec 31, 2017 10:24:15 AM

Edible Insect Allergies

ALLERGY INFORMATION

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

Please Also Note: Products may be from manufacturing facilities that process milk, eggs and peanuts.

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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. ×