Crickets are a great protein source for our body and for the planet
Why eating crickets?
So good, so popular!
2 billion people around the world consider edible insects as part of their diet. Guess why? Bugs are nutritionally balanced and incredibly delicious. Moreover, they are hyper-sustainable and require drastically less water, feed and space compared to traditional protein sources.
Crickets require the 0,05% of the water that cows do to produce the same amount of proteins.
The estimated amount of water needed to produce 100 g of beef is about 2,200 Lt, taking into account the huge amount of water needed for forage crops. The amount of water needed to produce the same amount of cricket powder would be around 2000X times less!⠀
One third of emerged lands is already being used for meat production. On average, 200sqm of land are used to produce 1kg of beef. For insects 15sqm are enough. Yes, bugs have superpowers
Greenhouse gas emissions
Crickets produce 1% of the greenhouse gases that cows produce. Livestock industries are the second world cause of atmospheric pollution.
High in protein
Crickets have 2x more protein than beef and are one of the most sustainable sources of protein in the world! ⠀
Crickets contain up to 70% protein which is simply WOW if you consider that beef contains on average 26% protein. All of this with being environmentally friendly and extremely delicious. Well, crickets are the way to go to feel good about the food you consume while getting all the necessary protein.⠀
Crickets are rich in vitamins. They contain the same amount of B12 as salmon. They are high in Phosphorus, Iron and Potassium. They have 15% more iron than spinach!
Taste so good!
With over 2,000 different bugs eaten around the world edible insects are a whole new frontier for foodies. Each of this wonder has distinctive qualities and flavours. Crickets taste reminds of hazelnut, or of dried fruit in general. At Crické, our Italian chef use a fine cricket powder which adds a smooth nutty flavor to our products. Our tasty snacks will let you enjoy the nutritional benefits of edible insects without even noticing. Try our insect-based snacks on their own as they are delectable.