Crickets contain a lot of protein, but they are also full of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, Omega 3 & 6 and other essential vitamins and minerals.
Unlike a lot of other protein sources, crickets are a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids needed for muscle growth and repair. So they don’t need a pile of extra supplements to fill in the gaps.
Compared to cows, chickens and pigs, crickets require massively less water for the same pound of protein. This is because insects become fully hydrated just from the food that they eat.
Crickets leave a much lower impact on the planet than other protein sources. Compared to cows, crickets product 100 times less greenhouse gases for the same pound of protein.
Crickets even require less land than other animal proteins. Where cows require 200 square metres of land for one pound of protein, crickets only require 15.