Have you ever heard of a single ingredient that has a high protein content, balanced nutritional value, is biologically appropriate, and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids? No, we’re not talking about kale, this new superfood ingredient is cricket flower. Yes, you read it right, it’s a flour made out of crickets. After the hype of humans consuming cricket flour for its several health benefits, you can now purchase pet foods and treats packed with this super ingredient!
While many of us see crickets as an unthinkable ingredient in our diets, insects have been part of our pet’s diets forever. When cats and dogs are outdoors, they will often eat crickets and other insects whether on purpose or by mistake.
So, what’s the hype behind crickets? Well, cricket flour contains twice as much protein as beef jerky, which is the most common ingredient in cats and dog’s diets. Another reason cricket flour became a sensation is how rich it is in Omega-3, a fatty acid that can’t be manufactured by the body, but it’s essential for healthy skin and coat, immune system, and it helps to decrease inflammation in pets on pain medication.
Because this super ingredient is biologically appropriate, it can be easily digested by pets with food intolerances, allergies, and sensitivities. Some studies even mention that on dog’s diets, crickets can be more easily digestible than most proteins, such as chicken and beef.
If all that wasn’t enough, crickets are also considered a “greener” source of protein. Crickets emit 300 times less greenhouse gas than chicken, and an astonishing 2850 times less than cows. Some sources even say that switching our diets to crickets will save the world!
Ren’s just stocked up with the Presidio Chirpies, a grain-free, organic, and GMO-free treat for dogs, and you can try them out today!