Parents have found ways of sneaking vegetables to their kids then it’s no less a doubt someone would find a way to sneak protein. The only problem with that protein they are sneaking to you is that it comes in the form of ground up crickets. What the world needs now is more cricket protein power?
Why crickets? The two apparently have done research and claim their source of protein in the form of crickets is based on allergy testing and that it is gluten-free and what was most readily available.
You have to admit it takes up less farmland and less waste. According to one survey eighty-percent of the world eats bugs. That 20-percent that does not is the USA, are those numbers right Willis?
It takes 5,500 crickets to make a pound of flour. That is still way to many crickets to feed the world such a protein source. Things that crawl in your flour that is comparable to making chicken flour. The company run by two men who believe in sustainability, Charles Wilson and Omar Ellis base their company in Portland, Oregon. The crickets are raised in the United States.
Wilson’s parents supported entrepreneurship. Each of his parents left stable jobs to seek out their own business-owned ventures. It was only right that they continued this ethic with their own children. His mother began having health problems and they couldn’t find what it was. Then she was tested and found to be allergic to gluten or wheat. So then the whole family had to be tested and from then on, 15 years ago, they became gluten-free.
Where did the idea come from? Watching Shark Tank. There was a company on the show one day when he was watching, Chapul that made protein bars. One of the ingredients was cricket flour in their protein bars, a light bulb went on. Chapul’s focus was crickets based in Thailand. The other idea is to be able to support the world’s population by being able to feed the millions of people yet to come, 9 billion. Our food supply would need to increase 50-percent. As an alternative protein source, sustainability and environmentally there would be 80-percent less methane than cattle. Water 1/200 is needed to grow crickets compared to what it takes to raise soy.
Mix it up in smoothies, cookies, protein bars, and breads. The baked goods will look like they always have. Entomology is the study of bugs Entomophagy is the eating of bugs. If you are already baking muffins why not make them even more nutritious?
For more information go to Cricket Flours.