TV3 Story – Ground-up crickets the food of the future?

Live Longer May 19, 2016
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Cricket flour is exactly what it sounds like: crickets ground into flour to be used for cooking or baking.

It’s added to normal flour for a cricket protein boost — and believe it or not, by volume, there’s more protein in crickets (68 percent) than there is in beef.

So could this be a future food?

With the world’s population set to hit 9 billion by 2050, the world needs to change what we feed on in order to feed many.

“The UN has done reports on insect protein and said that it might be something to help feed the world in the future,” says Niki Bezzant from Healthy Food Guide.

Currently, Live Longer Organic 100% Cricket Flour comes from the premium Canadian cricket farm Entomo Farms.

But what’s the flavour? Story tricked a few unsuspecting reporters into trying the six-legged ingredient. 

Could this be wriggling its way onto our menus in the near future?

Read more: http://www.newshub.co.nz/tvshows/story/ground-up-crickets-the-food-of-the-future-2016051819#ixzz492wRXM1a