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Why Eat Crickets

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Insects are an ancient protein source that have been a part of the human diet for millennia. Today they are consumed in most countries around the world, often considered a delicacy. Chapul Cricket Protein products offer a revolutionary re-introduction of insect protein into Western cultures. 

Nutritional Value:

Chapul cricket protein powder is a minimally-processed, clean protein that contains all the essential amino acids for healthy muscle growth and development. Crickets do not contain the negative phytoestrogens that are in soy, and are more digestible than whey protein and other meat substitutes. Cricket flour also contains good Omega 3 fatty acids and many essential nutrients that are often lacking from most plant proteins, especially Vitamin B12 and Bioavailable Iron. 


Chapul Why Eat Crickets: Nutrition Facts about cricket protein

Environmental Sustainability:

In a changing world, our diets will dictate our destiny. Insects use just a fraction of the water and land resources to produce than traditional livestock, and when combined with innovative farming practices, can also be much more efficient to raise than meat substitutes like corn, soy, and rice. 
Chapul Why Eat Crickets: Sustainable Protein Chart

Food Diversity:

Diversity equals health. This holds true for our personal diets as well as the food supply of our communities. There are over 1,900 documented varieties of insects eaten globally, and adding this category to our food system substantially increases the healthy diversity and food security of our food supply. Chapul Cricket flour contains a high amount of prebiotic fiber which is an excellent way to proliferate the diversity of gut microbes in your body. 

Video Resources:

For a great TED Ed video answering the question, Why Not Eat Insects?
To hear Chapul founder, Pat Crowley discuss the motivation to create Chapul as the first introduction of insects into Western cuisine, watch his TEDx video:

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