In the culinary world, there is a fairly new and exciting flour that has taken off in a huge way. Guys, we’re talking about cricket flour. The innovative idea came about by Charles Wilson who was in search of an alternate source of protein.
Based on reports, these crickets are sourced in North America and are specifically raised for human consumption. It’s processed by the milling of whole crickets into powder. For those who have consumed, they expressed that it has no ‘buggy’ taste. Instead, it has a nutty flavor, even more than all-purpose flour.
Now, who would have thought that these creepy-crawly insects could find their way inside kitchens? However, based on studies, 2 teaspoons of cricket flour are loaded with 12 grams of protein. The flour is also enriched with vitamin B12, iron, good fats and low in carbohydrates.
There’s also cricket baking flour which has been used for protein bars by a company called Exo Protein. Amazon.com has gotten in on the action. Twelve of these bars can be had for approximately $36.00.