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.
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.