1. Will I get enough protein from Bug & Biscuit products?
2. Is there just one type of insect to eat?
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, there are an estimated 1462 species of recorded edible insects in the world.
Globally, the most common insects consumed are Beetles, Caterpillars, Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers, Locusts, Crickets & many more.
3. Will Bug & Biscuit products fit into my diet?
Each tablespoon of cricket powder is 10 g in weight, and has about 7 g of protein and 42 calories. So for example, in a typical day if someone wanted to consume only insect protein, she could have 2 Tablespoons of cricket powder added into her breakfast pancakes (14 g of protein, just over 80 calories.). For mid morning snack, she could have a smoothie with 1 1/2 tablespoons of cricket powder (10 g of protein). For lunch she could have a bowl of chili with 2 or 3 tablespoons of cricket powder, or salad wraps with 4-6 tablespoons of roasted crickets (14-21 g of protein). Her afternoon snack could be salsa blended with 2 tablespoons of cricket powder, served with tortilla chips, and dinner could be fritters made with a blend of veggies, spices and cricket powder. Simple and easy!
4.Why is eating insects a good idea?
So, apart from the nutritional benefits from eating insects, why else would it be a great idea to start eating them?
• Exponentially less taxing on agricultural resources
• Exponentially less taxing on fresh water resources
• Exponentially less greenhouse gases produced than livestock production
• Producing insects takes less food and space than livestock production
5. How will eating insects help the earth?