Are there ways for you to get more from your mealtime, without making a bigger impact on the environment? The answer is yes, but it involves an alternative protein that you may have never considered: edible insects.

Plenty of people across the globe eat insects. Crickets, for example, take much less food and water to reach maturity and grow, especially when compared to traditional sources such as cows and pigs. Generally edible insects such as crickets are also treated more humanely, and in return are the source of much fewer greenhouse gases.

Different insects offer different amounts of protein per serving, but all are definitely good sources of this necessary dietary element. And edible insects are gaining more and more acceptance worldwide, meaning their availability and variety has expanded too. For example, crickets can be found ground up and usable as cricket flour—an usual end of a commonplace insect.

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