Cricket Pasta is something you cannot find anywhere else: a superfood containing 20% cricket flour. This unique innovation is part of the fast growing market of food products based on edible insects. The pasta features an exceptional series of nutrition values, including high levels of protein, calcium, iron, vitamin B12 and Omega 3, due to the characteristic of the cricket flour.
Bugsolutely Cricket Pasta is the result of extensive research with multiple manufacturers. It’s a mix of durum semolina flour, wheat flour, and cricket flour sourced from selected suppliers. Thanks to the cricket flour, the pasta’s distinctive brown color (see our photo gallery) matches the typical earthy taste which is often associated with roasted almonds. The product is now readily available as fusilli, in a 350 gr (12.3 Oz) sealed package.
Cricket Pasta is a good food for you, but also for the environment. Crickets need very little food and water (1,000 time less than a cow). For this reason United Nation’s FAO and other International organizations are supporting the diffusion of edible insects in western countries (insects are already part of the human diet in Asia, South America and Africa). In brief, insects are the protein of the future, according to experts.
Oh, and according to our customers and a number of chefs, it is also really tasty!
INGREDIENTS: wheat flour 80% – cricket flour (acheta domestica powder) 20%
NUTRITION FACTS: click here
NUTRITION EVALUATION: see below
SHELF LIFE: 2 years
WEIGHT: 350 gr (12,3 oz)
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: our cricket flour is made by certified manufacturers under HACCP and other International standards. The pasta production is Thai FDA approved (n. 10-1-14550-1-0057).
International shipping may takes up to 20 days for delivery (please read our policy here). We ship to most countries. Please contact us if you want more than 10 products.
Bugsolutely Cricket Pasta contains good nutritional qualities and it is high in protein, containing 12 g, which is 24% of DRV (Daily Reference Values). When compared to traditional dry pasta, this fusilli has about double the amount of protein (see the table). Cricket Pasta is also a nutritious source of dietary fiber, with 3 g of dietary fiber, corresponding to 12% of DRV. It also contains 0.62 mcg of Vitamin B12 per one serving size (55 g), about four times higher than a sample of fresh pasta containing egg, and about 10% of DRV.
Dr. Nednapis Vatanasuchart (Master in Nutrition, PhD. Food Science)
Cricket Pasta has excellent nutritional properties, greater than traditional dry pasta. It has about 45% more protein, and all the 9 essential amino acids needed by the human body. Carbohydrates are fewer and there is a higher amount of fiber. This helps to have a lower glycemic load as well as other beneficial properties of the fibers.
It is a source of many crucial nutrients, such as essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium and Potassium. This unique combination of dietary benefits makes Cricket Pasta a remarkably nutritious product.
Michele Maghenzani (Master of Science in Agricultural and food economics)