Superfoods are all the rage these days, but this one might be a little tough for you to swallow.
Ottawa is now home to its very first cricket farm, a facility that hopes to produce millions of the bugs every year…all for you to eat. While most Canadians aren’t exactly excited about the idea of ingesting an insect, crickets are a common food in other parts of the world and there are actually many benefits to consuming them.
First off, they’re loaded with nutrients. Crickets contain high levels of protein, Vitamin B12, fibre and much more. Additionally, raising crickets for food is an operation that requires substantially less feed, water and space when compared to something like beef or chicken farms, making them way more environmentally friendly.
It’s also worth noting that cricket foods have come a long way, and there are now many options available. For some, like cricket flour, you can’t even tell the insects are in there. So if you’re interested in giving them a shot, there are definitely ways you can work your way up to eating them whole.
While the idea might sound like it’s dead in the water, you might be interested to know the farm already has interested clients. You can learn more about the operation in the video above.