Are you contemplating adding insect protein to your keto diet? No way - I’m not!! Absolutely no disrespect to others who would…I just don’t think I can do it.
Although it’s worth pointing out that lobster and shrimp are both arthropods as are insects like crickets. And lobster and shrimp are awesome
Good point on the shrimp and lobster.
“Insect Farming” is supposedly among the most sustainable protein farming practices there is.
I have an unintentional fire ant farm. Are fire ants spicy?
I’ll be waiting for a review!
I’d have no problem trying it, other than it being way overly pricey at the moment.
Just as soon as I figure a way to herd them.
Use some of that dastardly ole sugar that may be still laying in the pantry. Draw them right in.
I could see them being more of a snack substitute with the added advantage of the protein and not having a carb issue… though I figure if they add good healthy fats to them and salt, could be a keto super food… I’m willing too try them…
I’ve been watching Andrew Zimmern enjoy bugs for years.
In case somebody hasn’t heard of Andrew Zimmern. Bizzarre Foods Link
Love that show
Yes. Yes they are. For whatever reason, I share Jim Gaffigan’s sentiments.
In all seriousness, I saw a company that was striving to put bugs in protein bars because it’s a way to work on world hunger. BRILLIANT!
I hear chickens that eat bugs make the best and most nutritious eggs! So maybe they’d be super good for us?
Indeed, lobsters and crawfish are sometimes colloquially referred to as “bugs”.
Actually in Australia we have a native shellfish that is kind of like a slipper lobster that is called a Bug. Balmain bugs from Sydney, and Morton Bay bugs from Brisbane.
Bugs Yum Yum
Wonder if the exposure to highly concentrated amounts of cricket and commercial products will cause food allergies in some?
I took krill oil for awhile and developed a mild IgE sensitivity to shrimp. I laid off the krill oil to see if was the krill oil supplement or the shrimp, and to give myself a break since there can be cross sensitivity.
Wonder what high concentrations, beyond what people would consume in natural preparations ,will do in folks grabbing a cricket bar made with far more crickets than one would consume in a single sitting without a processed base.
Hmmm… wonder what the USDA portion size is for crickets?
I tried typing “insect protein” into the USDA MyPlate app and it came up…crickets chirping as in nuthin , nada, a blank stare.
I wonder if cricket flour would be a good thing to bread fried food?
My daughter loved the salt and vinegar crickets at Girl Scout camp. So crunchy, so crispy! I tried them, too, and they weren’t bad.