Food Grade Cricket Powder | Chef Joseph Yoon
Cricket Powder is added to all sorts of dishes without any icky taste detected. Cricket powder has a mild taste, so when it’s added as an ingredient, it’s taste may be unnoticeable. When you do taste cricket powder, it’s an earthy umami flavor that few people dislike.
Cricket Powder Nutrition:
- 60% protein by volume
- 26 mcg B12/ 100 grams (Beef has 1-2mcg/100grams)
- High in Antioxidants
- High in iron and calcium
- Low in bad fats
- All 9 essential amino acids
- Omega 6:3 ratio of 3:1
- Chitin Fibre – a source of Prebiotics – nutrition for probiotics – used as an antimicrobial gut agent
Insects are nutritional powerhouses. Yet, insects are a whole food group we generally ignore. They are very healthy, sustainable, environmentally friendly, and raised humanely.
Timid about eating insects? Cricket flour is the perfect avenue for you to get the full health benefits of edible insects while not having to look the insect in the face before biting down. Who can say no to chocolate chip cookies that pack a protein punch?
Note: Crickets are raised on farms specifically for human consumption and are fed using high-quality grain.
How to Make Cricket Flour using Cricket Powder
Cricket powder vs. cricket flour. We’ve all heard about cricket flour, but many people do not know how to use it. Essentially, they don’t know the difference between cricket flour and powder.
Cricket powder is super healthy. It has more protein than most meats, all of the essential amino acids, more iron than spinach, and more calcium than milk, it has B12 and Omega 3 along with chitin, which is a pre-biotic – that’s food for probiotics.
Cricket powder is also high in antioxidants which help you in the fight against free radicals in your body!
So, here’s the thing. Cricket Flour is regular flour cut with cricket powder at a 4:1 ratio. That’s one part powder and three parts regular baking flour. Or, 25% powder and 75% baking flour.
Cricket Powder alone will not work for most baked goods. But added to baking flour, it will work just like regular flour but it’ll pack a protein punch.
Keep in mind, if you add too much cricket powder to your baking powder, your baked goods will end up with a hard or tough texture.
Wholesale & Private Label Information
If you would like to order larger quantities, please visit WholesaleEdibleInsects.com for wholesale purchases.
Wholesale purchases are open to retailers along with schools, groups and organizations.
Entosense can produce private label products for your company or organization. The minimum order to have your own label on products made with edible insects is lower than you may expect.