It may sound strange, but an up – coming food trend may be with cricket flour
In many places around the world bugs are considered a type of food. It makes sense because there are an abundance of them and they are a source of protein. However in the United States it is not that common, for right now anyway.
With the worry about the instability of the environment and human’s roles in it, people are look for alternative sources of producing food. Some people believe that our main source for protein; cattle, chicken and other animals, is not sustainable. In order to get protein though they are turning to crickets. Cricket flour and powder are now being produced for humans to eat. If you don’t believe it, here are some recipes.
Another way people are trying to incorporate cricket powder into their diet is to mix it with seasoning blends. It is a great way to get in your protein while also eating something tasty. While this idea is still being developed, it has a lot of promise. Many people are already buying the flour and powder in bulk and creating recipes at home.
It is also not just protein that crickets and other bugs have that are good for your health. They also contain amino acids, some of the B vitamins, vitamin A, and minerals. Insects are also rich in fat and calorie dense so they have a lot to offer nutritionally.
The biggest reason people are excited about the possibilities for cricket flour and powder is that it is a sustainable protein source. Many crickets can be produced with not a lot of space or resources. This is what our planet needs as the current agricultural system has been shown not to work.
So be on the look out for this new type of protein. There is a lot of innovation ahead with these flours and powders.