Frequently asked questions

Our professions and activities raise many questions, debates and reactions. Below are answers to questions that are regularly asked.

Generality

Why eat crickets?

Are you looking for super nutritious foods? Or hyper ecological? Or originals? Who makes sense? Delicious? Crispy? Products locally? With a strong philosophy and principles (circular economy, urban agriculture, organic, etc …)? Our crickets combine all these qualities into one product. The future is now!

How are our crickets smoked?

Our crickets are cooked with love and smoked with beech wood.

Is eating crickets like eating a steak?

To find the same amount of protein as in a steak of 100 grams, it is necessary to consume 35g of dried crickets, the equivalent of one of our bags of crickets.

The dried cricket is 3 times richer in protein than meat, and it contains:

  • As much omega 3 as sardines
  • 2 times more iron than spinach
  • 36% more calcium than milk
  • 4 times more magnesium than bananas
  • 2 times more fiber than full bread
  • And 14 times more vitamin B12 than steak!

Are crickets BIO?

All Little Food crickets are fed with organic agricultural residues. The preparations we make are also made exclusively with BIO ingredients. We are controlled by Certisys for these elements. However, there is still no BIO legislation for insects in Europe. We work on it!

Is there gluten in our crickets?

Despite the fact that we feed our crickets with gluten-free foods, it is possible to find traces of gluten in crickets.

What taste do crickets have?

For some, they have a nutty taste, for others chicken, popcorn or bacon (smoked crickets). What is certain is that they are delicious! In terms of look, crickets are often compared to shrimps.

Animal wellbeing

How are Little Food crickets killed?

We use scalding, a quick and painless method to respect the well-being of the animal. Being cold-blooded animals, insects are very sensitive to any temperature difference. Scalding consists of immersing them in boiling water. Given their size and their decentralized nervous system, they kill them instantly.

How are Little Food crickets high?

After a 10-day incubation, the eggs of the crickets hatch. Small babies are placed directly on their food, in their pens, warm. They grow up with their peers and have as much water and food as they want. Crickets are cavernicolous and like to hide in shelters. Our intercalated egg boxes mimic their natural habitat and make them feel at home. The good health of our crickets, their peaceful behavior and the fact that they can have a natural behavior (reproduction, social life, …) convince us that they have a happy life.

What do Little Food crickets eat?

Our crickets are fed with agricultural residues, namely residues of pressing of oil of linseed and sunflower as well as its, all the BIO. There is no waste, because the circular economy is one of our priorities.

By using only co-products, we reduce the competition on farmland between crops for animal feed and those for humans, thus entering a logic of circular economy.

Use

How to cook Little Food crickets?

In addition to its exceptional nutritional qualities, the cricket will bring “crunch” to your preparations. You can incorporate it in the last step of a recipe or keep your crickets on the table and sprinkle your dishes. In wok, in salad, as crouton, in your panini, your quiches or in crumble and enrobed in chocolate the limit is only your imagination.

How to use our other products?

Our eggplant-crickets tapenade can be spread on toast or sandwiches. It is also a good base to enhance your pasta and sauces. Crickers are a healthy and natural solution for everyday hunger pangs. They can be enjoyed as an aperitif or as a protein snack before or after physical training. Made from natural ingredients and superfoods, they’ll give your cravings the extra vitamins and protein you deserve. As well enjoy!