Cricket bars to stock up on protein?

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Would you eat a cricket-based energy bar? This is precisely the product offered by the food company EXO, which has created a range of energy bars based on the flour of these insects. It offers itself as an environmentally sustainable and nutritional alternative.

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Would you eat a cricket-based energy bar? This is precisely the product proposed by the food company EXO, which has created a range of energy bars made with flour from these insects. It offers itself as an environmentally sustainable and nutritional alternative.





What started out as a project with crowdfunding fundraising last year it turned into a real one product available for purchase. Its creators assure it: insects are an incredible source of more sustainable protein compared to other alternatives of animal origin.

Protein bars are created using farine of crickets, which have an incredibly high protein-to-weight ratio. That's 69 percent protein by weight, while chicken breast offers 31 percent and beef steak 29 percent. The bars are available for £ 22 per pack of 12, and you can choose from three flavors.

Always last year we also told you about the environmentalist Pat Crowley, which in turn founded a company that produces energy bars with the unusual but "sustainable" ingredient, to find a way to address the great cultural obstacle in Western Europe and the United States of insect-based products, namely the psychological aspect, assures Croweley.

But would you eat them? If the idea gives you disgust, perhaps it is better to throw yourself on the many 100% vegetable and organic alternative of "fortified" bars with superfoods such as acai berries, goji berries or chia seeds. At Sana 2014, for example, we discovered and fell in love with those produced by Ambrosiae, a small start-up from Ascoli Piceno that just recently launched these snacks are 100% vegan and raw they have plenty of protein to sell, but are totally cruelty free.



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