Boost Your Protein and Save the World with these Scrumptious Cricket Bars

first_img 9 Cocktails Recipes to Mix Up for National Rum Day Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Editors’ Recommendations Exo/FacebookBy 2050, we’ll be nearing 10 billion people on earth, according to the United Nations. Our current food production is not nearly capable of feeding that many people. The UN published a report in 2013 delcaring that insects like crickets and mealworms will help us survive our impending food crisis.Since then, producers of edible insects have been hopping onto the scene (sorry, couldn’t resist). In particular, crickets have huge health benefits and are relatively easy to harvest. You might have eaten crickets already in the energy and protein bars out today.Crickets are about 65 percent protein by weight. Full of vitamin B12, potassium, omega 3 fats, and prebiotic fiber, crickets are veritable superfood. According to Crickstart (more on them in a moment) they contain:two-times more protein than beef.two-times more iron than spinach.two-times more calcium than more vitamin B12 than salmon.They’re not only a powerhouse of vitamins and protein, they are far easier on the environment compared to traditional livestock. Per pound of edible food compared to cows, crickets:use 2000-times less wateruse 12-times less feed.make 80-times less methane.Movies like Snowpiercer might not be far off with their buggy predictions, however we can all agree that insects can be a little more appetizing. Companies in the U.S. and Canada are making bugs super tasty, especially in the form of protein bars to power your breaks, adventures, and workouts.CrickstartCrickstart is using certified organic crickets to make delicious protein bars, crackers, and smoothie mixes. They add fresh veggies like kalamata olives and bell peppers to the chips. For the bars, seed butters and dates hold everything together. There is no gluten, dairy, hydrogenated oils, or refined sugars. All these tasty treats come in flavors like Cinnamon Cardamom, Chili Chocolate,  Lemon Lime, Olive, Mango, and Banana Raspberry. If this sounds tasty, use the discount code “THEMANUAL” to get 15 percent off!Coast ProteinFrom the west side of the continent, Coast Protein makes Cranberry, Dark Chocolate, and Peanut Butter bars. Gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free, the Coast bars have 10 grams of clean cricket protein, 16 grams of unsaturated fat, and 40 percent of your daily iron. Basically, Dark Chocolate tastes like a brownie but has the nutrition of a high-quality protein bar.ChapulIn hundreds of stores around the U.S. and Canada, Chapul is making a strong push into the health food market. The brand made its first bar in 2012, appeared on Shark Tank in 2014, and has been perfecting the recipes every since. With bars like the dark chocolate Aztec, goji-filled Matcha Tea, and Thai-inspired Coconut Ginger and Lime, you’ll be able to power your workouts and travel the world with your taste buds at the same time. Try the sampler pack for all the flavors.LithicLithic imports their soon-to-be-certified organic crickets from Thailand for their bars, protein powder, and pasta. With a high percentage of cricket flour, the bars pack a high-protein punch, and since they’re soy-, lactose-, and gluten-free, they’re easy on your stomach. The company adds dates, almonds, and dried fruit to make the Banana Bread, Blueberry Vanilla and Dark Chocolate Brownie flavors.ExoOne of the bigger cricket bar manufacturers, Exo is formulated by a three-Michelin-star chef. These bites  are Paleo-friendly (aside from the PB&J flavor) with no gluten, soy and dairy. Each bar contains about 10 grams protein, 5-7 grams of fiber, and 14-20 grams fat from a combination of the crickets and nut butters. To put that into perspective, there are about 40 crickets in each bar. You can order directly from the website or start a subscription so you’ll never be short a superfood snack.last_img read more

Hawkins 27 Jordans key FTs St Francis tops Presbyterian

CLINTON, S.C. — Chauncey Hawkins scored 27 points with four 3-pointers, Jalen Jordan sank a pair of free throws with three seconds remaining and St. Francis (Brooklyn) edged Presbyterian 90-86 Wednesday night in a game that saw five ties and 13 lead changes.St. Francis (4-3) had surged ahead by as many as nine in the second half when the Blue Hose began to chip away with an 18-10 run over five minutes, knotting the score at 81 with 1:59 remaining when Francois Lewis drove, was fouled and converted the 3-point play.Lewis led the Blue Hose (3-4) with 35 points on 12-for-17 shooting with four 3s, five rebounds and just one turnover.St. Francis answered when Hawkins knocked down his fourth 3-pointer and Williams followed with another and the Terriers went ahead 87-82 with 32 seconds to go.Adam Flagler and Cory Hightower responded with a jumper and a pair of free throws and Presbyterian came within a basket with three seconds left.Jordan was fouled and, despite Presbyterian calling a timeout between foul shots, made both and pushed the game out of reach.Flagler finished with 17 points; Hightower 16.The Associated Press read more

David Baddiel to investigate insidious Holocaust denial in new BBC documentary

The film, made by Wall to Wall Media, will attempt to answer fundamental questions including why is Holocaust Denial growing and what does this tell us about anti-Semitism.Abigail Priddle, Commissioning Editor, said: “David Baddiel’s intelligence and integrity make him the perfect person to author this film and underlines our commitment to our audience to tackle the most challenging and complex subjects.”  David Baddiel has warned of “more insidious” Holocaust denial ahead of a new documentary he hopes will keep the memory of survivors alive. “I’ve always had a dark fascination with Holocaust Denial,” Mr Baddiel said.“The fact that since it happened (indeed whilst it was happening) forces have tried to undermine one of the most well-documented truths of history seems to me a key battleground in the fight between truth and lies.” The documentary, titled Holocaust Denial: A History with David Baddiel, will air on BBC Two in early 2020 to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.According to a survey commissioned earlier this year by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, five per cent of British adults say they do not believe the Holocaust happened. Mr Baddiel, whose mother was a refugee of Nazi Germany, has described himself as a “Jewish atheist”.    The north Londoner said: “As the last survivors, including those in my own family, begin to pass away, and with them, living memory of The Holocaust, I’m grateful to the BBC for allowing me to explore this complex subject, in all its difficulty and darkness.”  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It is not the first time Mr Baddiel has tackled difficult subjects head-on. Two years ago he spearheaded a debate on racism in football, campaigning to stop fans using a derogatory term for Jew in football anthems. The FA denounced the word following the nationwide debate.  read more