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Before you get grossed out by the idea of eating crickets, take a moment to open your mind to all the benefits of eating this insect. First of all eating crickets, or insects in general, is nothing new to the human race. Most of the world actually has a diet that consists of some sort of insect, it's just not a trend commonly seen in the U.S.

Cricket flour is not only a great source of protein and high in iron, there a wide variety of recipes you can make with cricket flour that taste great. Charlie B. Wilson, the founder and CEO of the company "Cricket Flours," just authored the very first cricket flour recipe book called, "All Cricket, No Bull…" The cook book provides recipes for all meals and occasions that are guaranteed to taste great and easily shows how cricket flour can be incorporated into your every day diet. 

Three things you may not know about Cricket Flour:

  1. "Cricket Flours" cricket flour is milled with crickets raised in the U.S. on farms for human consumption.
  2. "Cricket Flours" provides a cricket flour that is environmentally friendly, sustainable and has a long shelf-life and tastes great.
  3. 80% of the world currently incorporates insects into their diets but this is an emerging trend in the U.S.
  4. Cricket flour is milled from whole crickets so it provides a full nutritional profile that is high in protein, nutrients, and amino acids.
  5. Cricket flour provides enhanced protein and nutrition that is less processed than competing protein sources found on store shelves.

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