Frequently Asked Questions
1.) What does the cricket powder smell like?
- It is a common opinion that cricket powder has a somewhat nutty scent.
2.) What does the cricket powder taste like?
- Similar to it’s scent, cricket powder resembles that of a nutty flavor.
3.) What does it mean to be a “complete protein”?
- A complete protein is a protein source that contains all 9 essential amino acids necessary for our dietary needs.
4.) How does cricket protein compare to plant protein?
- Many plant proteins are not complete proteins (meaning they do not contain all 9 essential amino acids). In addition, plant proteins in powders, protein bars and other manufactured foods are in the form of protein isolates, which are chemically separated from the rest of the plant, often stripping it of it’s natural nutrients.
5.) What makes cricket protein so sustainable?
- In a nutshell, it takes significantly fewer environmental resources to farm one pound of crickets, compared to that of one pound of traditional protein. Crickets also emit almost zero greenhouse gases. We are very passionate about this benefit of cricket powder and invite you to check out all of the details here.
4.) Is cricket powder a substitute for flour?
- No, cricket powder is not a 1:1 substitute for flour. However, we have found that cricket powder is able to substitute a good portion of the flour in any recipe, lowering the carbohydrate levels and increasing the protein levels. Our “go-to” percentage that we normally substitute is 20%. So, for example, if you’re making a recipe that normally calls for 3 cups of flour, you would instead use, roughly 2 and a half cups of flour and a half cup of cricket powder.
5.) How should I store my cricket powder?
- We recommend storing your cricket powder in the refrigerator for optimum freshness. However, it does not REQUIRE refrigeration so if you are traveling, you do not need to worry about keeping it cool!
6.) Is Tomorrow’s Harvest Cricket Powder gluten free?
- We have not yet had our crickets or cricket powder tested for gluten because we are not currently working out of a gluten-free facility. We will be seeking a gluten free label in the future.
7.) Is Tomorrow’s Harvest Cricket Powder organic?
- Although Tomorrow’s Harvest crickets are raised organically (fed strictly high quality, organic food) and do not contain any GMOs or artificial ingredients, we are not able to obtain a USDA organic certification, quite yet. Since human-grade insect farming is a fairly new concept in the USA, the current guidelines for organic certification do not correlate with the farming process. We are continuously working with our government agencies to refine the process of becoming certified and we look forward to keeping you updated on our progress.