Recipes

Suggested Uses for Cricket Powder

Crickets are a fantastic source of nutrition. They offer a sustainable alternative to traditional sources of protein, with more than double the amount of protein per gram to beef. They also have very high levels of vitamin B12, all 9 essential amino acids, more iron than spinach, folate and both omega 3 & 6.

Cricket powder can be added to most dishes. A serving is 1 tablespoon or 15 grams, however, we suggest starting with less and as you become accustomed to the flavour in your food, increase the quantity. Some of the things we add cricket powder to are:

• Smoothies
• Baking
• Pasta dough
• Sauces
• Protein balls
• Muesli bars

Cricket Powder Recipes

Cricket & Banana Smoothie
Cricket & Spiced Banana Muffins

Suggested Uses for Whole Roasted Crickets

Crickets are a fantastic source of nutrition. They offer a sustainable alternative to traditional sources of protein, with more than double the amount of protein per gram to beef. They also have very high levels of vitamin B12, all 9 essential amino acids, more iron than spinach, folate and both omega 3 & 6. The full nutritional breakdown can be seen below.

Whole Roasted Crickets can be used in a number of ways. They can be eaten as they are as a snack (we can’t keep our kids out of them ) or can be added to any of your favourite dishes for a nutrient packed crunch factor. Some of the dishes we add our Whole Roasted Crickets is are:

• On top of salads
• Sprinkled over pasta dishes
• In stir fries
• As a replacement to meat in tacos and on top of nachos
• As a garnish on top of protein balls and baked goods

Wherever you need some crunch!!

Serving size: 15g
Average quantity 15g 100g
Energy / kj 266 1770
Calories / kcal 64 423
Protein / g 10 69
Fat – total / g 2.3 15
– Saturated / g 0.9 5.7
– Trans / g 0.05 0.3
– Polyunsaturated / g 0.8 5.5
– Omega 3 / mg 90 620
– Omega 6 / mg 700 4700
– Monounsaturated / g 0.5 3
Carbohydrate, total / g 1 6.7
– Sugars / g 0 0
Dietary fibre / g 1.1 7
Sodium / mg 50 360
Potassium / mg 170 1100
Vitamin B12 / ug 4.7 31
Iron / mg 0.45 3
Calcium / mg 16.5 110
Amino Acids    
   Leucine / mg 830 5500
   Iso leucine / mg 460 3100
   Histidine / mg 290 1900
   Lysine / mg 720 1900
   Methionine / mg 280 1900
   Phenylalanine / mg 430 2890
   Threonine / mg 410 2800
   Tryptophan / mg 41 280
   Valine / mg 660 4400