How is eating bugs good for you?
If you have been keeping up with the latest Aketta blog posts, you might have seen how exactly crickets are a more nutritious, more sustainable source of protein than chicken. In the next development of insect protein vs. animal protein, let’s compare crickets vs. beef.
In order to understand just how crickets are more nutritious per gram than beef, we have to review what feed conversion ratio (FCR) is. The feed conversion ratio is a measurement of how efficient an animal is at converting feed into increases of desired output. Lower numbers mean it takes less to input to create output--in other words, crickets are 8.33x more efficient in converting into feed than beef is.
So crickets are efficient and turning what they into eat into their bodies, but what exactly are we feeding them? Aketta crickets are fed clean diets, composed of USDA-certified organic feed. Aketta crickets classify as non-GMO, dairy- and soy-free, and gluten-free. What this means for you is we keep in mind allergens and dietary restrictions, feeding you highly sustainable and protein-rich food!
Crickets outrank beef in protein content; concentration of macrominerals and trace minerals; and concentration of vitamins, including folic acid! We even keep in in the difference between crickets and lean cut beef vs. retail cut beef. With lean cut beef, you get more protein than retail with less of an energy value for you. (That means you’ll want to eat more after to replenish yourself!) With retail cut beef, sure you pack yourself full of energy--but so much of it fat! With Aketta crickets, you don’t have to make a compromise. You can make the low fat, high protein choice with tons of energy for you.
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