- Over 80% of the world eats 1,600 species of insects.
- It is estimated that insect-eating is practiced regularly by at least 2 billion people worldwide and the numbers are continuing to increase.
- The most commonly eaten insect groups are beetles, caterpillars, bees, wasps, ants, grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, cicadas, leaf and planthoppers, scale insects and true bugs, termites, dragonflies and flies.
- For every 100 lbs of feed, crickets produce 60 lbs edible protein which is significantly higher than Beef (5lbs), Pork (15lbs) and Chicken (30lbs)
- Water consumption: 1 gallon of water is required to raise 1 lb of cricket protein, 567 gallons per lb of chicken protein, 800 gallons per lb of pork protein and 2,000 gallons per lb of beef protein.
- Crickets produce 100 times less greenhouse gasses than cows.
- Crickets are 65% protein, cows are 33% protein, chickens are 23% protein, salmon are 22% protein and eggs are 12% protein
- Jurassic Snacks Cricket Powder in minimally processed so it provides a cleaner source of digestible protein with a wider range of natural nutrients.
- Crickets are a complete source of protein which means that they contain all 9 essential amino acids that the body can't produce on it's own.
- Crickets are high in micronutrients such as iron, calcium and B-vitamins such as B12, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid. They also deliver a variety of minerals such as such a phosphorous, zinc, selenium and iodine
- Calcium- 75.8 mg per 100 grams, which is similar to a leafy green vegetable.
- Crickets contain 2.2 times more iron than spinach.
- A ¾ cup serving of roasted crickets (a single serving of Jurassic Snacks Cricket Power Powder) contains 53% of your RDA for iron.
- Jurassic Snacks Cricket Powder contains as much potassium as a banana (358 mg per 100 grams)
- Dietary Fiber- the exoskeleton of crickets called "chitin'" and is a functional fiber that can help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol.
- About one serving of Jurassic Snacks Cricket Power Powder contains almost 3 grams of fiber (about the same amount as beans)
- Crickets contain omega-3 fats which is absent from many other protein sources such as chicken and beef.
- Crickets are naturally gluten free.
Looking into the future:
According to the most recent United Nations estimates, the human population of the world is expected to reach 8 billion people in the spring of 2024. This means that resources are going to become scarce and the population is going to be forced to find alternative sources of protein that are more sustainable. Crickets are one of the most sustainable source of protein due to their rapid growth, high reproduction percentage and amount of resources required. It is estimated that 70% of agricultural land, and 30% of the total land on earth, is used to raise livestock so as our population grows, more food will be required but less land will be available to meet those requirements.