The Farmed Insect Company Launches Edible Insect Cricket Protein Powder Made from Real Edible Bugs

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For the last 20 years, The Farmed Insect Co have been growing and sourcing edible bugs & edible insects from around the world for human consumption.

Now they have turned their sights to cricket protein flour, a growing new trend that offers a natural and sustainable source of high-quality protein. Visit

While some may baulk at the thought of eating insects, they are eaten by over 2 million people each day, in 80% of the world's countries. Efficient producers of high-quality protein, edible insects contain two times more protein than beef, are rich in vitamins and minerals, and with no known transmission of diseases, which has caused major problems for the livestock market.

Cricket protein powder, or cricket flour, has gained vast amounts of media attention over recent months, thanks to its environmentally friendly production processes, high protein content and delicate flavour. To create this powder, The Farmed Insect Co. sterilise and dehydrate crickets that have been reared specifically for the food trade, before grinding them into an incredibly light and fluffy flour. Silkworm flour and Locust flour is also available from the company.

The Farmed Insect Co. sell their extra fine cricket flour in a variety of pack sizes, ranging from 100g packs to 25kg sacks. For them, a key aim is to highlight the benefits of using insect cricket flour and to show just how wide its uses can be. Essentially, this insect flour - with a very delicate, nutty flavour - can be used in the same ways as conventional protein powders, including the production of body-building protein shakes, energy bars, shakes, supplements and more. The company themselves are looking to expand into these areas over time, but are currently focusing on a search for global distributors for the cricket flour itself, in addition to continuing to sell the flour on their own website,, along with a wide range of other edible insect and bush tucker products.

Says a company spokesperson for The Farmed Insect Co., "Cricket flour has seen a huge amount of media attention over recent months, as it offers an environmentally friendly and sustainable source of protein. With a delicate taste and a super fine consistency, it's great for use in protein shakes, energy bars and even supplements. We really do believe that cricket protein is the next big thing in the protein powder market, and are looking for new distributors to take our edible insect products around the globe."

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