– Tim Ferriss
Naturally selected, cricket flour protein bars make for a great go-to on any adventure.
While the consumption of insects has gained renewed attention recently, it is in fact nothing new. As eclectic omnivores, it’s likely that humans have consumed insects (the most abundant terrestrial life form excluding bacteria) for an exceedingly long time. Today, 80% of the world still eats over 1,600 species of insects, from Jing Leed in Thailand to Escamoles in Mexico to Casu Marzu in Italy. Eating insects simply makes sense.
Insects are exceptionally nutritious. They are high in protein and low in saturated fats and sugars. They are a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids, and are also high in micronutrients such as iron, calcium and B-vitamins. Crickets, for example, contain substantially more iron than beef.
Insects have marginal environmental impact. They produce virtually no methane, reproduce extremely quickly, and require minimal feed, water and space. It is estimated that crickets are twenty times more efficient to raise for protein than cattle.
Contains tree nuts and crickets. If you have a Crustacean shellfish allergy, you may be allergic to this product