Are Crickets Healthy to Eat?

by Vincent Vitale in Education of Crickets

The answer to are crickets healthy isn't as simple as yes or no--it really depends on where you are getting your crickets from. The reason this is true is because of one simple fact.

Crickets are very efficent feed converters. Almost everything they eat, they convert to their own biomass. What this means is, if a cricket is in the wild and is feeding on crops that have pesticides in them, or a cricket eats waste, it is absorbing those toxic chemicals. So would I advise you to eat crickets in the wild? No.

Our crickets, however, are fed an organic diet that's optimized to consist of tons of protein. We also give them filtered water and farm them in their ideal temperature. We call this living enviornment cricket heaven. 

This means two things:

  1. Our crickets are very clean. Cleanliness here means they are producing very little waste that is harmful to the envronment. They are eating, drinking, and living in optimial conditions. 
  2. The second thing this means is we can harness a super effective biomass of crickets to produce produts of nutritional qualities. In other words, our crickets' nutrition can be almost designed. If we are targeting a population of iron defficent people, we can increase the iron in the feed to produce a batch of crickets with higher iron content. 

By knowing exactly what crickets eat, you know exactly what will be absorbed into their own biomass. This allows you to be confident not only in their nutrition, but also in your own.

So, to answer the original question: Crickets in the wild may not be healthy for you to eat. Aketta crickets are.

 

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