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Cricket Powder, the New Superfood for Athletes

Athletes are always on the lookout for performance-boosting superfoods.

Cricket powder is one of them!
It has exceptional nutritional properties and requires minimal resources to produce.

Cricket powder and nutrition: a super food

The word superfood is so overused - but not this time.

Here’s the nutritional profile of this superfood:
  • 65% protein (~2x more than beef & chicken)
  • High-quality protein that contains all 9 essential amino acids
  • As much Omega-3 fatty acid as salmon
  • Perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3
  • 1.6x more calcium than milk
  • 2x more iron than spinach
  • High in vitamin B12
  • Packed with fibre
PROTEIN

Crickets vs beef

protein crickets vs beef
CALCIUM

Crickets vs milk

calcium crickets vs milk
IRON

Crickets vs spinach

Iron crickets vs spinach

During a long and/or intense workout, amino acids (the building blocks of protein) are used as energy. Cricket powder contains all 9 essential amino acids required for muscles to perform at their best during physical activity. After exercise, our bodies automatically start rebuilding muscle proteins. The protein and amino acids in cricket powder support post-activity muscle recovery.

Crickets: world’s most eco-friendly source of complete protein

In 2013, the UN published Edible insects: Future prospects for food and security, that recommended integrating edible insects into our diets and reducing our environmental footprint, all while maintaining a quality diet rich in protein and minerals.

Cricket powder is the world’s most eco-friendly source of complete protein. To produce the same amount of protein as beef, crickets require 12x less food, 2000x less water, and crickets produce 100x less greenhouse gas!

FEED NEEDS

Beef vs cricket

feed crickets vs beef
GREENHOUSE GAS

Beef vs cricket

greenhouse gas crickets vs beef
What’s more, cricket’s can be farmed in a closed-circuit system. Food scraps are fed to the crickets, the crickets are used as a source of protein and minerals, and cricket waste can be used as fertilizer for plants.

Where does cricket powder come from?

The crickets are raised on entomophagic farms. The biggest farm in North America is Entomo Farms, in Northern Ontario.

Entomofarms cricket powder farm

At Entomo Farms, their top priority is the quality of life of the insects they raise. The crickets are raised in an environment similar to their natural one, which allows them to develop in optimal conditions.
Not to mention they are fed natural ingredients: leaves, plants and grains.
Thanks to the top notch environment and diet of their crickets, Entomo Farms produces high-quality cricket powder, which contains 65% complete protein (a steak contains 30% complete protein!).

Can everyone eat crickets?

Like shrimp, crab and lobster, crickets are arthropods. People with allergies to crustaceans can react to crickets. If you are allergic to crustaceans, you will want to be careful when trying crickets for the first time.

Eating insects around the world

Entomophagy means eating insects. Over 2 billion people in countries all over the world eat insects on a daily basis! More than 2000 species of insects are known to be edible.

Insects are an excellent food source, rich in healthy fats, protein, vitamins, fibre and minerals.

And for the record, everyone is entomophagous! The average person consumes about 500 grams of insects a year in salads, rice, peanut butter, and many other foods.

Naak: natural and eco-friendly performance nutrition for athletes

Cricket powder is the future of protein.

That’s why we created Naak bars: high-performance and eco-friendly energy bars made with cricket powder.

They come in two delicious flavours: choco orange and choco banana, and have been tested by sports nutritionists and chefs from a renowned Montreal restaurant.

 

Professional athletes like elite triathlete Alexis Lepage, are big fans of our bars:

" I slide a bar or two into my bike jersey on long rides to keep me full and maintain my energy levels. You have to try these bars!

Join us and be a part of the future of nutrition.

Nutrition that is performance driven, natural and eco-friendly.

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