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Where to Buy Cricket Flour

Is it  “flour” or “powder”? Let’s get this out of the way first. The Oxford Dictionary defines “flour” as a “a fine white or brown powder made from grain, especially wheat, and used in cooking for making bread, cakes, etc.” So, flour and powder are used as synonyms and it just reflects the manufacturers’ preference as to which one they use.

The benefits of insect protein are impressive, especially when compared to other animal proteins: Insects emit fewer greenhouse gases than cattle and require significantly less land and water for rearing. They also convert feed to protein more efficiently than livestock animals.

Insect powders could overcome the Western prejudice against eating insects

The major hurdle of increased insect consumption is the ‘yuck factor’ in Western societies. People find it hard to consider insects as food, just from the way they look.

Insect powders could change that. Although they contain the full benefits of insect protein, they look just like ordinary flour; and they can be used like ordinary flour for cooking and baking.

Cricket powders have become very popular as food ingredients and can now be found in a variety of products such as pasta, burger patties, candy, cookies, chips, chocolate bars, and smoothies.

Online retailers around the world sell cricket flour

We found 40 online retail sources for cricket flours from 14 countries: 9 manufacturers are in the U.S., followed by 5 each in the UK and Canada. The remaining countries are Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and Thailand.

All these manufacturers sell their products in their webshops. The ones that sell on Amazon are listed in our cricket and insect flour section in our store area.

Of course, there are a few large cricket powder manufacturers that only deal in wholesale operations. They are not included in our list below.

list of cricket powders

95% of all cricket powders are produced from one species: the house cricket (Acheta domesticus) – it is the most-farmed cricket worldwide. It also has a milder taste compared to other cricket species, which might explain its popularity .

Two manufacturers use the field cricket (Gryllus assimilis) and just one the banded cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus).

Except two products that enrich wheat flour with 15% and 20% cricket flour, respectively, all cricket flours are 100% derived from crickets.

The high cost of cricket flour

Pure cricket powder is still very expensive. Expect to pay anywhere from $5-$20 per 100 grams. In contrast, regular protein powders made from whey cost around $2-$3 per 100grams.