By 2050 we’ll be 9 billion.
How will we feed ourselves?
The earth is getting crowded. Animal farming is now the world’s most destructive activity, and by 2015, the demand will increase by 70%. Worse, meat may not even be as healthy for us as we thought. We need to find solutions.
Fantastic nutrition. Incredible sustainability.
It might seem unconventional, but humans have been eating crickets since the dawn of time. With an amazing nutritional profile and huge sustainability advantages, crickets are a true paleo food source and a critical piece to the puzzle surrounding the future of food.CHIRP UNIVERSITY
Delicious healthy food. Powered by premium organic cricket protein.
You can eat roasted crickets whole —they’re as crunchy and delicious as chips— or you could use ‘cricket protein’ which is roasted crickets milled into a fine powder. Nothing is added or taken away. It’s just clean, super-charged protein that easily enhances almost any meal.GET MY CHIRP ON
Eat modern. Eat paleo. Eat clean.
Crickets are all that.
There is a whole, healthy cuisine just waiting to be invented for the 21st century and beyond. The Entoeats mission strives to inspire a healthier you and a healthier planet by offering wholesome foods that are super-charged with cricket protein. You can also check out Entomo Farm’s original and unique cricket recipe collection.GET EXPERIMENTING!
Cricket protein vs beef protein
2300x less water
Agriculture uses 70% of our fresh water.
It takes over 9,000 litres of water to yield
1kg of beef. It takes just 4 litres of water
to yield 1 kg of crickets.
6x less feed
As global beef production expands, we lose 4 million hectares of forest each year to grow soy for animal feed. Each kg of beef requires 10 kg of feed; a kg of crickets?
Just 1.7 kg of feed.
2850x less greenhouse gases
Agricultural activities create 30% of all GHG emissions—the majority from livestock farming. Each kilogram of beef creates 2850 g of GHGs. A kilogram of crickets, on the other hand? Just a single gram of GHGs.
Twice the protein
Crickets are up to 70% protein by weight,
compared that to 35% protein in beef.
Plus, crickets have all
9 essential amino acids.
Half the fat
Crickets provide 21% of calories from fat, compared to 48% fat in beef. And, you will never find steroids or antibiotics in crickets.
More key nutrients
More iron than spinach
More calcium than milk
More omega-3 than salmon
4x the B12 of beef.
Top 5 Cricket Protein FAQs
What do you mean when you say ‘cricket protein’?
'Cricket protein' is just roasted crickets milled into a fine powder. There is nothing added or taken away. It simply is clean, paleo food. We call it 'cricket protein' rather than 'cricket powder' because crickets are around 70% protein by weight!
What do your crickets taste like?
Crickets taste great! They have a nutty, earthy flavour that can enhance soups, sauces, pastas, breads, and sweet treats as well, like cookies or brownies. We also find crickets work really well with spices such as cinnamon, turmeric, and garlic.
Do your food products have whole crickets in them?
No, our prepared food products, Granola, Whole Wheat Flour & Spice for Long Life contain cricket protein, which is a powder. You won't find whole crickets in them - although we do also sell whole roasted crickets if you prefer!
How are crickets farmed, is it humane?
We source our crickets from Entomo Farms, a USDA-approved facility that raises crickets exclusively meant for human consumption. Entomo grows their crickets indoors in a large room, where the crickets are free to roam and consume organic feed and water from various stations. The cricket’s life spans 5 to 6 weeks, and at the end of the cycle, they are harvested. To harvest crickets, the room is cooled to prompt diapause, which is a natural hibernation state where the crickets do not feel anything. Cricket farming is humane, indeed far more humane than other kinds of animal farming.
Do vegetarians or vegans eat crickets?
Some do—it depends on why the individual chose vegetarianism or veganism. If it is for health reasons, incorporating crickets makes a lot of sense—as crickets provide all the nutritional advantages of meat, without the major drawbacks. If the individual just does not like eating animals, then he or she, most likely, won't want to eat crickets either.
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