According to the 2013 report, Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security, published by the FAO the worlds population will grow to over 9 billion people by the year 2050, which is not that far away! The way in which we produce food will need to change to be able to cope with the increased demand on our natural resources. Alternative and sustainable methods for producing protein need to be developed on order to meet future requirements.
EDIBLE BUG SHOP has been working hard since 2007 to develop environmentally friendly and sustainable techniques to commercially farm EDIBLE INSECTS suitable for the Australian climate.
The edible insects we produce are DELICIOUS, very NUTRITIOUS, VERSATILE and provide an excellent source of SUSTAINABLE PROTEIN.
It's fantastic to want to reduce your own environmental footprint, but you need to take care of your bodies need for nutritional foods as well. EDIBLE INSECTS are a great source of protein, with our cricket super powder containing 68% protein. That's not the end of the story though, edible insects also contain loads of essential micronutrients, vitamins and fatty acids, which helps make them one of the best super foods around.
The types of nutrients provided depend on the type of insect, but here are some of the facts about our cricket super powder!
Each 20g serve of cricket powder contains over 13g of digestible protein
One serve of our cricket powder contains nearly twice as much calcium as full cream milk. Calcium is essential to maintain healthy bones and teeth
20g of bananas contain 77 mg of potassium, while the same amount of our cricket powder contains 238 mg. Potassium contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
Our cricket super powder contains twice as much iron as spinach. Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
How do we know all this? We have had our crickets tested in a NATA accredited laboratory so we know exactly how much good stuff is in them.
Each product page has detailed nutritional information about that individual item, as well as full ingredient listings.