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FAQ's

WHAT IS CRICKET FLOUR?
Cricket flour is made by milling crickets, and results in a course or fine grain powder.  Because cricket flour is milled from whole crickets, cricket flour provides a full nutritional profile that is high in protein, nutrients, and amino acids.

HOW DO I USE CRICKET FLOUR?
Cricket flour can be used in just about anything! When baking, because of the high protein profile and content, you must substitute 10% of the normal flour out with 10% Cricket Flour. Typically, people will use a combinations of tapioca flour, coconut flour, or other gluten-free flours mixed with cricket flour to produced baked goods. You can add a few teaspoons of our Cricket Flour to your smoothies in the morning or your favourite recipes to boost your protein and nutrient profiles.  Check out all of our #cookwithcrawlers recipes and inspiration here.

WHERE DO THE INSECTS COME FROM AND ARE THEY SAFE TO EAT?
All of our edible insects are raised for human consumption in our FDA approved factories in Thailand. They are collected fresh from farms which have been cleaned, cooked, dried and packaged up in a heat sealed pouch with an oxygen absorber, ready for you to eat!

HOW ARE THE INSECTS FARMED?
All of our insects are humanely killed by using their natural ability to go into stasis when they experience cold temperatures.  Because they are coldblooded, insects enter stasis when the temperature drops, and then we quickly freeze them while they are in this inactive state.
ARE THERE ANY INSECT ALLERGIES?
Yes, Insects may affect those with allergies to Crustaceans.

ARE INSECTS VEGAN OR VEGETARIAN?
No. Typically, vegans and vegetarians do not eat insects.  However, if their decision is based on environmental or sustainable reasons, insects are a great solution. For example; crickets only use 1/10th the water and 1/6th the feed of competing protein sources such as beef.  In addition, crickets do not produce the significant levels of methane, and do not feed solely on the same crops that people do.

HAVE A QUESTION?
Please feel free to give Dan an email at hello@crawlers.co.nz and we will try out best to answer them!