You’ll experience all kinds of reactions when you share Mini-Kickers Flavored Crickets. Some people will not eat any no matter how sensible your argument. Others will have the opposite reaction and immediately ask for more.

Crickets are a sustainable foodLuckily, there are nearly 100 edible crickets per Mini-Kicker tube so you can share with a lot of people (or not – they’re healthy and Mini-Kickers taste great so it would be no surprise if you kept them all for yourself)).

There’s a powerful argument for why adding crickets to our diet makes sense. They’re healthy, sustainable, environmentally friendly, and raised humanely.

We’ve been eating crickets since the dawn of human existence and billions of people still do today. Yes, it’s a serious mental challenge for many but once you overcome your unwarranted cultural fear, you’ll discover a whole new food group that’s packed with protein, prebiotic fiber, good fats, vitamins, and minerals.

In fact, crickets offer real animal protein that includes all nine essential amino acids; they’re a prebiotic fiber (nutrition for probiotics), very high in antioxidants, a perfect Omega 3:6 balance, high in B12, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, and more.

There are socio-economic reasons to add crickets to our diet as well. Because we look at insects as the food of the poor or as survival food, we’re shaming people worldwide into ignoring a readily available high protein food source. Traditional foods are being abandoned due to this attitude. We need to change.

It’s easy. Use Mini-Kickers as an ingredient in your next family meal and watch the fun begin. You’ll see a wide range of reactions and it will become a meal your family will remember for years to come.

You can help by posting support for crickets as food. Highlight traditional foods, discuss your experiences and share other’s stories about crickets as food.

Eating crickets is good for you and good for our planet. It makes sense. So, the question becomes, can you master this mental challenge?

Win or lose, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Open a tube today and watch the fun begin!

FOR YOUR HEALTH

Crickets are an ancient food. Our ancestors ate meat, fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and insects. Billions of people worldwide still consider insects food, but we do not even though insects are a healthy bio-available food source.

Insects are a real animal protein that include all nine essential amino acids; they’re a prebiotic fiber (nutrition for probiotics), very high in antioxidants, a perfect Omega 3:6 balance, high in B12, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, and much more. Crickets are a very bio-available nutrition source.

For perspective, crickets offer more protein than beef, more B12 and Omega 3:6 than salmon, more antioxidants than orange juice, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, and they’re packed with hard to get pre-biotic fiber.

Here’s this whole food group we ignore that offers us so much.

Adding crickets to our diet makes sense.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC

Crickets and other insects are a low-cost, readily available high protein food source for billions of people worldwide but their use is in decline and this rejection of traditional foods is partially our fault.

We look at insects as the food of the poor or survival food. On TV, in the movies, and on the internet we revile insects and revere steak. We’re shaming the world out of a sustainable food source available to just about anyone anywhere and replacing it with unsustainable meat that is raised inhumanely and pollutes.

Insects are a food that can be raised at home, on the farm, or by big industry. They can be raised on organic waste including food waste from restaurants and grocery stores. They can be raised on meal leftovers in homes. They can be raised in old warehouses and barns in urban and rural environments. They’re versatile livestock offering low tech business opportunities available to entrepreneurial people worldwide.

We need to step up and overcome our illogical cultural fear. Whether you add insects to your diet or not, you need to understand why insects as food is important to the stability of our world.

Food insecurity is a major cause of strife and war. With a quickly growing population, we need alternative proteins that are sustainable, environmentally friendly, and readily available to people worldwide. Insects fit the bill.

You can do your part even if it is too great a mental challenge to eat them yourself. Begin conversations and post online about why adding insects to our diet makes sense. Share other people’s posts about their experiences and recipes for traditional foods using insects. 

If we create a buzz here we will influence people worldwide. By increases the use of insects as food we can decrease the demand for other livestock and support new businesses opportunity available to people of all economic backgrounds.

ENVIRONMENTALY FRIENDLY

There’s a stark contrast between the environmental impact of raising insects as food versus traditional meat like cows, pigs, and chickens.

Crickets use a fraction of the land and water needed to raise other livestock. Crickets can be raised just about anywhere. They can even be grown vertically in an urban area. An old warehouse makes a great cricket farm

Traditional livestock pollution is a major cause of concern. Crickets, on the other hand, do not. In fact, their methane output is minimal and their waste (frass) is being sold as a fertilizer.

Adopting crickets as food will reduce meat consumption and support traditional foods worldwide, therefore, reducing pollution, deforestation, and the inhumane treatment of livestock.

Adding crickets to our diet makes sense.

ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

Videos of how livestock are treated are the reason so many people have become vegetarians. It’s unconscionable.

Insects, in contrast, are raised and harvested humanely. Crickets like to live in close quarters and they are raised with premium food in an optimal environment.

During the harvest, crickets are euthanized by freezing. Similar to winter coming on. Crickets don’t survive winter, only their eggs do. So, this freezing process is similar to a natural demise.

Inhumane treatment of animals – For this reason alone, insects should be added to our diets and promoted worldwide as an alternative protein-rich food source.

Adding crickets to our diet makes sense.

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