There is something about edible insects that I have recently learned. It has not so much to do with the actually critters but more to do with what you seem to think about them. When I wrote my eBook “The Foodie Guide To Farming Insects For Protein” I expected it to sell. I just didn’t expect it to be a steady seller.
In fact, in the past couple of months it has outsold all my other eBooks combined by a rate of 5 to 1. To date it stands alone as my top selling eBook. But why is it so popular? I have a few ideas and I’d like to share them with you here:
1 – It’s Not A Creepy Subject Anymore
For many, eating insects is already part of their culture. There is nothing unusual about munching on crickets or mealworms as a snack. In fact, more and more people are discovering that these bugs are as tasty a treat and much better for you than standard snack foods.
2 – They Are Easy To Raise
Insects are already breeding at alarming rates. To have a successful cricket farm it doesn’t take much more than creating the right ‘climate’ conditions for breeding to happen. Once you figure it out, you can have a regular rotation of new crickets ready to sell weekly.
3 – You Can’t Deny The Nutritional Part
Sure, they may seem small and icky to some. But when you compare the actual nutritional values between edible insects and other traditional forms of protein, bugs are near the top of the heap. They even provide some nutrients not found in other protein sources.
4 – They Blend Well For Other Products
My most favourite way to eat crickets (and I have) is when they have been ground up into flour. I have dined on cricket pasta and cricket protein bars. With the insects not looking like insects, it is easier to swallow (pun not intended). Cricket flour can be used to create many different items and as a result adds some high value protein any recipe.
5 – It’s A Healthy Choice
Regardless of how you look at edible insects, any kind of alternative protein product is going to have some kind of health benefit. The bottom line is that our bodies require protein and supplementation can only do so much if you are not a red meat eater. Plus, you still have the option to not dine or snack on crickets as well.
Want To Learn More?
If you are curious enough to want more information just look up my eBook “The Foodie Guide to Farming Insects for Protein.” In it I tell you much more about the nutritional benefits of edible insects, how to raise them at home and also include a few recipes to try yourself.
My name is George Elliott. I have been in the Media Industry since 1978. I spent 23 years in Broadcasting and worked in a total of six different radio stations located in southern British Columbia Canada during my career. In 2000 I switched gears and moved into the Print Media Industry at a small town, local weekly newspaper. In 2004 I bought the paper and operated it with my wife, Brenda until July 2016 when we closed it. I launched a freelance web content and article writing business from my home in January 2014.