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.
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.
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. ×