5 Reasons To Eat Cricket Protein and Edible Insects

by Vincent Vitale in Education of Crickets

Reason #1: Crickets are incredibly high in protein.

When people think protein, a lot of words may come to mind. Meat, nuts, greek yogurt, maybe even quinoa. These are all considered traditional sources of protein. However, a new bug is making up quite a bit of ground when it comes to protein. That bug is the cricket.

There are some staggering facts about eating crickets. This practice is called entomophagy.  Ounce for ounce, crickets can provide more than twice the protein of beef. Not only are they protein packed, but they also provide the best kind of protein. This is because crickets contain all nine essential amino acids. The health benefits don’t end there, however.

Crickets also contain nearly 5x more magnesium than beef. It’s also widely known that by simply increasing your daily magnesium intake, you can dramatically decrease your risk of heart disease. Magnesium also has a tremendous impact on lowering type 2 diabetes. Another incredible fact is crickets have more than 3x the iron that beef has.

Aketta products are also Paleo Certified.

Reason #2: They're extremly efficent to farm for the envronment.

Crickets are one of the most sustainable foods on the planet to farm--especially when you take into account the incredible amount of protein they contain. 

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Reason #3: They taste great.

Crickets surprisingly taste great! They have a taste and smell profile of sunflower seeds and roasted nuts. Doubt me? Check out these reactions from people at South By South West, and Earth Day

 

Reason #4: Eating crickets is trending in pop culture! 

I bet you didn't think crickets would be on...

The front page of the Wall Street Journal

The Independent

Fox Morning Show

Fox Business

105.3 The Fan Facebook Live

 

Reason #5: There are a variety of delicious products to choose from.

Last but not least, there are a ton of ways to eat these protein-packed, sustainable snacks.

In Flour: Aketta cricket powder (cricket flour) is comprised of 100% milled crickets, raised solely as food for people. It is a nutrient-rich, tasty and environmentally friendly alternative to meat. Aketta powder (cricket flour) is a great source of protein- 30g of Aketta gives you 20g of protein.  Raised on a USDA certified organic diet and naturally processed using dry heat, Aketta powder has a deep, earthy, umami flavor with hints of raw cocoa.

In tasty chip like snacks: Looking for a tasty alternative to chips? Aketta crickets are dry roasted and seasoned to perfection by a cordon bleu chef. We have amazing flavors such as Texas BBQ, Southwest Chili, Sour Cream & Onion, Sea Salt & Vinegar, and finally Spicy Hot. Get your snack on without compromising on your health or the environment.  

Or if you really want the real thing: Aketta crickets are still tasty plain. Eat them on their own, or add them to some of your favorite meals.

There are some amazing recipes here!

So are you ready to give it a go? Use coupon code "5REASONS" to get 20% off your first purchase today!

 

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