Protein is important to a healthy diet and now Canada is looking to crickets as an eco-friendly source for Canadians.
The federal government is investing up to $8.5 million to support the construction of a commercial facility for cricket protein production in London, Ontario.
Nutritionally, crickets are rich in protein and contain vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K. All parts of the cricket are edible, the federal government said in a statement. New information posted.
With the sponsorship of the AgriInnovate Program, Longing will use the latest in smart technology to create ideal growing conditions for cricket at its Ontario facility.
It is set to grow billions of crickets at a time, creating a nutrient-rich protein for the premium pet and health food markets.
Aspire’s goal to address global food scarcity has led to a focus on the production of edible insects, which can provide large amounts of nutritious food with little impact on the environment.
Food-grade insect processing is still relatively new to Canadian agriculture, according to the federal government.
However, alternative protein sources such as insects offer the opportunity to meet global food needs by using less water, energy and space and emitting significantly less greenhouse gas emissions in the process. manufacturing.
So let’s move on to chicken and beef, cricket protein is getting hot!