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Crickets Will Impact Your Blood Pressure
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 01:06:01 GMT
​Sure, for many, the mere thought of chomping down on an insect the size of a cricket can give the old blood pressure a tweak. However, what you are truly missing out on is that the manner in which these edible insects can affect your blood pressure is actually in a positive way. That’s correct. Eating crickets can help to lower your blood pressure. Here’s how they do it. Potassium Is Good For Your Heart Crickets happen to be high in protein and potassium. In fact, in [...]
Having Fun With Bug Puns
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 03:26:55 GMT
​You know, sometimes it’s a lot of fun to just play with words. I happen to enjoy puns and I have never really put too much thought into the kinds of puns that could come from the topic of edible insects…well, not until now. So let’s see where I end up going with this. 1 – Bee In Your Bonnet Hmmm, that was kind of an obvious choice, I think. Considering bees are one of many insects consumed as an alternative protein source. You could say that they have cr [...]
Top Bug Eating Countries
Thu, 31 May 2018 21:38:11 GMT
​I know I have written about bugs and the nutritional value that insects contain for some time now. I’ve even indicated that a large percentage of the world’s population dine on edible insects. However, I’ve never really indicated what some of those countries are other than to point out that insect protein is in many cases a vital part of many different cultures. So this time around my goal is to focus on the top bug eating countries in the world. 1 – Thailand& [...]
4 Top Cricket Recipes
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:01:46 GMT
​As you should know by now, I am a fan of cricket flour and cricket pasta. Although neither is readily available where we live in Canada, I am sure that once I am able to get my hands on a bag of cricket flour I’ll be able to convince my wife, Brenda to create something interesting in the kitchen with it. If you are not familiar with the term, cricket flour is essentially flour (white or whole wheat) that contains a mixture (often between 10 and 20-percent) of ground up crickets.&nbs [...]
7 Reasons To Eat Bugs
Sun, 01 Apr 2018 01:21:18 GMT
I know, eating insects may not appear to be the most appealing things to do with bugs, but there are some good reasons to at least consider the option. I’ve mentioned many of these before in previous blog posts but they bear repeating. Bugs and pretty good for you and here is a list of 7 reasons you should eat bugs. 1 – Protein Content The numbers fluctuate, depending on the actual source but crickets are higher in protein than beef. That is, if you are comparing one to the [...]
Top 8 Bugs To Eat
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 20:35:25 GMT
​You know you are onto something when the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization starts promoting the same topic. The topic I’m referring to here is edible insects. It isn’t a recent report, but the UNFAO put a nice, shiny light on the subject when they announced to the rest of the world that there are well over 1,900 edible insect species on our planet. They also noted that hundreds of those are already being dined on in several countries. While I have continued to p [...]
Top Reasons For Eating Insect Protein
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 04:12:00 GMT
Ever since I became interested in the possibilities that come from edible insects, I have seen the same basic lists that support this. In the research I did for my eBook on the topic, “The Foodie Guide to Farming Insects For Protein” I discovered verifications and much in the way of proof to support the lists. But what sort of things appear on these lists? Well, let’s take a look now. 1 – World Hunger This tends to be either the Number One reason or it is often [...]
Foodie Guide Continues To Top Sales
Sat, 30 Dec 2017 03:02:36 GMT
​I know that the eBook I published late in 2015 about crickets and insect protein has been the most popular title of mine. I see the sales figures regularly and can tell roughly that on Amazon it has continued to sell very well. What I couldn’t tell you is how many copies have been downloaded nor if this year is up or down from 2016. So I looked at the numbers. Normally at the end of a year I’ll take stock of some of my content, but I never really worry too much about the [...]
Vegetarians And Insect Protein
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:17:53 GMT
I saw an online poll the other day that got me thinking. It asked vegetarians whether or not they would eat insect protein. I considered that a pretty interesting question. While I am not a vegetarian, I know what it is to be one and even have a strict vegan or two in my circle of acquaintances. The question to them would produce pretty much the same single word answer: No! But the whole concept is what has me more intrigued than anything else. I know the argument from vegans/vegetarians is [...]
Bug Myths
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:31:59 GMT
​In the time that I have been studying edible insects as an alternative protein source, I have encountered a number of myths. Some of them are half-truths, others are based on misinformation and there are others that are just plain silly. In this article I am going to look at a few of the myths I have come across and will attempt to debunk them. 1 – Spiders Are Considered Insects This is an easy one to confuse. Spiders, and even scorpions, are Arachnids, not insects. Arachn [...]