Why Crickets?


Why Crickets are the Future of Food:
Hopping Towards a Sustainable Tomorrow!

Welcome to the world of crickets – the tiny but mighty superheroes of sustainable food! At Circle Harvest, we're buzzing with excitement about the future, and crickets are at the heart of it. Here’s why these little critters are crucial for our food system and the planet.

Nutritional Powerhouses

Crickets may be small, but they pack a powerful nutritional punch! These protein-packed insects are loaded with essential nutrients:

  • High in Protein: Crickets offer more protein per gram than traditional meat sources. Talk about a protein powerhouse! Our cricket protein powder is 69% protein and our cricket protein corn chips have as much protein as an egg in each 50g pack. 
  • Rich in Nutrients: They’re a great source of calcium, iron, B12, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and Omega-3s.
  • Complete Protein: Crickets contain all 9 essential amino acids, making them a complete protein source.
  • Healthy Fats: They provide healthy fats while being low in carbs and saturated fats.
  • Prebiotic Fibre: Crickets are a fantastic source of prebiotic fibre, which is great for your gut health.

Environmental Champions

Crickets are the ultimate eco-warriors of the insect world, helping us reduce our environmental footprint in more ways than one:

  • Feed Conversion Efficiency: Crickets have an impressive feed conversion ratio, meaning they need less food to produce the same amount of protein as larger livestock. They’re the green machines of protein production!
  • Less Water & Land: Compared to traditional livestock, crickets require far less water and land, making them a sustainable choice.
  • Lower Emissions: Crickets produce significantly fewer greenhouse gases than cows and pigs. Hopping towards a greener planet!

Circular Food System

Here’s the best part: our crickets love fruit and vegetable waste! By using food production by-products as feed, we’re turning waste into delicious, nutritious protein. This not only reduces food waste but also creates a circular food system that’s good for the planet.

Crunch Time for a Greener Future!

By integrating crickets into our diets, we can make a big impact with a tiny insect. They’re nutritious, environmentally friendly, and help us recycle food waste. Plus, they taste great – whether you’re crunching on roasted crickets or adding cricket powder to your favourite recipes!

Join us in hopping towards a sustainable future. Give crickets a try and be part of the insect revolution!

Let’s make the future bright and bug-tastic, one cricket at a time!