EST Sports has again decided to push the envelope with Innovation . Macrotein is the very first of its kind to enter the sports nutrition arena. EST is utilizing a Hydrolyzed protein coupled with sustainable Cricket Flour. The end result is a complete protein with a complete amino acid profile. One may wonde , how does this Taste? Ask, Why Cricket? etc…. Well the taste is unreal, closely resembling milkshakes with our flavor technology. Also bare in mind, you can cook and or bake with Macrotein, without destroying the integrity of the protein. ( unlike most other protein sources ) The nutritional benefits however, are why we are utilizing Cricket . Key Benefits : Insect Protein Background
- Over 80% of the world eats 1,600 species of insects.
- It is estimated that insect-eating is practiced regularly by at least 2 billion people worldwide and the numbers are continuing to increase.
- The most commonly eaten insect groups are beetles, caterpillars, bees, wasps, ants, grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, cicadas, leaf and planthoppers, scale insects and true bugs, termites, dragonflies and flies.
Cricket Sustainability and stats
- For every 100 lbs of feed, crickets produce 60 lbs edible protein which is significantly higher than Beef (5lbs), Pork (15lbs) and Chicken (30lbs)
- Water consumption: 1 gallon of water is required to raise 1 lb of cricket protein, 567 gallons per lb of chicken protein, 800 gallons per lb of pork protein and 2,000 gallons per lb of beef protein.
- Crickets produce 100 times less greenhouse gasses than cows.
- Crickets are 65% protein, cows are 33% protein, chickens are 23% protein, salmon are 22% protein and eggs are 12% protein
- Cricket Powder in minimally processed so it provides a cleaner source of digestible protein with a wider range of natural nutrients.
- Crickets are a complete source of protein which means that they contain all 9 essential amino acids that the body can't produce on it's own.
- Crickets are high in micronutrients such as iron, calcium and B-vitamins such as B12, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid. They also deliver a variety of minerals such as such a phosphorous, zinc, selenium and iodine
- Calcium- 75.8 mg per 100 grams, which is similar to a leafy green vegetable.
- Crickets contain 2.2 times more iron than spinach.
- A ¾ cup serving of roasted crickets contains 53% of your RDA for iron.
- Cricket Powder contains as much potassium as a banana (358 mg per 100 grams)
- Dietary Fiber- the exoskeleton of crickets called "chitin'" and is a functional fiber that can help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol.
- About one serving of Cricket Power Powder contains almost 3 grams of fiber (about the same amount as beans)
- Crickets contain omega-3 fats which is absent from many other protein sources such as chicken and beef.
- Crickets are naturally gluten free.