That's right, the next Miss Belgium is unlikely to be a cricket. It might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but there are more
important things in life, right?
In fact, 1 out of 3 inhabitants of our dear planet already consumes them. So, what are we waiting for ?
Apart from its little nutty taste, the European cricket has many other benefits ...
Did you know that 2200 litres of water are needed for you to eat 100g of beef ?
Replace that with crickets and this number drops by 2000 times less!
Traditional meat farming takes up a lot of space ... In fact, every day, entire forests disappear to make place for traditional meat farming. Crickets ?
They can be raised vertically in our cities using 15 times less space than meat !
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
Cows are experts in this area and emit mainly methane, which is a powerful greenhouse gas. Crickets emit much less ... 60 times less greenhouse gas than cows !
What about nutrition? Is cricket as good for our bodies?
Absolutely ! In addition to being super-rich in protein (an incredible 69% compared to 26% for beef), they are real nutritional bombs, rich in vitamins and fibre, ...
- More calcium than in milk
- More iron than in spinach
- More Omega 3 than in salmon
- More vitamins B12 than in salmon
- More potassium than in bananas