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Rita

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Cricket Flour
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:38:56 PM »

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 04:45:42 PM »
ewwww!


But then again, aren't "acceptable" amounts of critters allowed into our food supply?


They eat deep fried crickets in Vietnam like they are potatoe chips.

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 05:07:06 PM »
I concur with VibeRadient ... ewwwww!!

Rita

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 05:30:54 PM »
ewww  for sure.   But I betcha anything Jan might be wiling to try it!   


Jan in Key West

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 06:15:43 PM »
I'm game....so where do I order? And more importantly, are they non-GMO, organic? I'm pretty particular about the critters I eat..... 8)

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 07:47:36 PM »
ha Jan!  :D

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 08:44:15 PM »
I knew Jan would be game!


Here ya go.  Kind of expensive for flour, but think of the nutrients:  http://bitty.myshopify.com/products/bitty-baking-mix   .  Might need to research what those crickets have been eating.

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014, 05:53:38 AM »
Crickets probably eat grass & seeds which might be of concern....ewwww....

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2014, 06:44:16 AM »
I don't know... crickets are sorta cute. I'm fond of my earthworms, see my bees affectionately and probably have eaten more than a few in the processed flour days, but I'll leave ordering them by the bag to Jan.  And yeah, those critters better not be GMO.


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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2014, 07:51:44 AM »
They are making this now.   I dare someone here to try it!


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/business/jiminy-cricket-bugs-could-be-next-food-craze.html




From Rita's link:  all of a sudden there were a ton of people who were superinterested in edible bugs, says Kevin Bachhuber, who in May started Big Cricket Farms in Youngstown, Ohio. His farm is devoted exclusively to raising food-grade crickets for humans. (He follows more stringent sanitation procedures and uses higher-quality feed grains than do farms that provide crickets sold at pet stores to feed lizards.)




Wonder what "higher-quality feed grains" he uses??

Bob Niland (Boundless)

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 08:25:52 AM »
There are also bars on the market using crickets.
http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2014/03/ishi-the-last-hunter-gatherer/comment-page-1/#comment-36004
As usual with bars, the main problems aren't the bugs.

Jan in Key West

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2014, 08:45:59 AM »
Check these out....http://edibug.wordpress.com/where-to-get-bugs/t.... It's still difficult to find out what the bugs eat.

Rita

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2014, 08:32:37 AM »
I buy crickets at Petco every week for my son's gecko's.   I know lots of people with reptiles raise their own crickets instead of buying them.  Maybe you should start your own crickets and feed them what you want.   ;D


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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2014, 09:56:41 AM »
Only one reply for this: EWWW!

Can you hear me coughing & gagging here?

Loanne

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2014, 11:14:59 AM »
Sorry, this doesn't appeal at all.  UGH....ewwww

Bob Niland (Boundless)

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2014, 07:52:00 AM »
Yet another cricket bug bar coming.
http://www.dietdoctor.com/fancy-bug-bars
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29033495
http://www.crowbarprotein.com/ (no product details at this time)
Branding it as "energy" suggests it will be as screwed up as the prior bars.

Lynda (Fl)

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2014, 08:59:23 AM »
Sorry, the ick factor is just too great!  But it's fun to read about.

Jan in Key West

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2014, 09:51:29 AM »
Notwithstanding the (yet unknown) nutritional content of the cricket bars, we'll next be concerned about overcrowded CIFO's (contained insect feeding operations).....and the integrity/quality of their diet.....whether it's appropriate and organic or commercial GMO-laced junk.  8)

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2014, 10:15:40 AM »
Very Funny Jan!

Insects can't live very long when not nourished properly.  They can't withstand the pesticides and commercial junk and so they begin to die out.  Like honeybees, like bats and all the other life forms on this planet.  Without proper nourishment, they are like Pottenger's cats: they are sickly and can't reproduce or they harbor harmful bacteria/viruses/parasites.  They are then  useless for food by anyone or other animals. 

We are very spoiled and specific in our food choices.  The fruit bat that supposedly passed on the ebola virus in Africa and started the outbreak, is considered quite a culinary delicacy there.  I'm ready to lose my lunch just thinking about that!  I'm sure there are many other "items" that we would never consider as food until we were starving and nothing else was available.

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2014, 08:36:27 PM »
It took me a moment to find out what crickets are.  ;D

No way for me. But I have travelled thru Asia and have seen snacks on the Thai open market - it is totally normal to sell roasted and well spiced nuts and things like that ....mixed with small insects (that have also been roasted). I have als seen food stalls where you could choose from different types of roasted insects   - up to cockroaches nearly the size of a little finger. This is no joke.

In Cambodia you can buy roasted tarantulas on the open market. It is a very popular snack. I did not feel the need to try it. I try a lot in life but not everything. Some things I leave for the others.

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2015, 08:03:54 AM »
A new product....crickers! For those of you have sensitivities to nut flours, this might be a good substitute......


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crickers/crickers-delicious-healthy-snacks-with-cricket-flo

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2015, 08:36:43 AM »
I guess it all depends on how hungry you are.   ;D


Perhaps a different mindset is needed.

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2015, 10:53:02 AM »
This is so funny!  All I can say is: Ewwww!

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Re: Cricket Flour
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2015, 11:51:32 AM »
They already have a lot of backers in their kickstarter campaign.

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