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Eating cricket? How to use cricket powder to make energy ball?

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The United Nations released that the world population is projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050. Food insecurity may be an issue as human have higher needs for land and water to raise livestock. However, crickets have a much lower impact on the planet as it requires less water, land and produces less greenhouse gases.


In addition to the environmental impact, do you know cricket is also a great source of protein? Crickets contain 9 essential amino acids and have a complete protein profile.


Besides that, crickets are also very rich in vitamin B12. To be more specific, in a 1/3 cup of crickets, it has 300% of our daily requirement of vitamin B12.


Let’s take a look how to use cricket and cricket powder to make a healthy snack.


Cricket powder energy ball:

No baking required! Easy, heathy and high protein snack idea:


Ingredients:

3 tbsp peanut butter

1 tsp cacao powder

2 tbsp cricket powder

2 tbsp coconut flakes

1 tbsp honey

3 tbsp quick oats


Directions:

Mix everything in a bowl, and then roll it into a ball shape. Enjoy!




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