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  • 5 Interesting Things to Read and Watch About Edible Insects

    2.5 minute read. 1. Read: Edible by Daniella Martin Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet (2014) is exactly that: an adventure. Author Daniella Martin, entomophagist and bug-eating expert, digs deep into the ecological, nutritional, economic, global, and culinary…

  • 6 Sustainable Protein Sources That Are Superior to Meat

    2.5 minute read. Here at Lithic, part of the reason we believe in the power of edible insects is sustainability. The current state of meat production is quite simply not sustainable, and seeking out alternative proteins is necessary for protecting our environment. While we're not saying to give up meat…

  • Added Sugar vs. Natural Sugar: What’s the Difference?

    2 minute read. If there’s one nutrition rule that most people agree on, it’s to limit sugar consumption. Vegan, paleo, low-carb—whatever your chosen healthy diet, you probably avoid consuming massive amounts of sugar. As of late, the distinction between “natural sugar” and “added sugar” has become increasingly popular, exemplified by…

  • How To Make Cricket Powder A Regular Part of Your Diet

    2.5 minute read. We talk a lot about the benefits of eating crickets (did you know they’re healthy, sustainable, and super tasty?!), but what exactly should you do with that information? There are countless ways to make edible insects a regular part of a healthy diet, and cricket powder makes…

  • Lithic Nutrition Wins $20K in Miller Lite Tap the Future Competition—Going on to Finals!

    1.5 minute read. On Thursday July 27th, we traveled to Houston to participate in the fifth year of the Miller Lite Tap the Future competition—and we won! Among all the teams competing, we were selected as the regional winner and were awarded $20,000 for our company, as well as the…

  • How to Convince Your Skeptical Friends to Try Crickets

    2 minute read. Edible insects—a featured ingredient at some of the trendiest restaurants, hailed as a solution to food insecurity by the FAO, and even serving as the key ingredient in delicious protein bars. 😉 And yet, when trying to spread the edible insect love, you are bound to come…

  • The Importance of Edible Insects in Addressing Mass Extinction

    3 minute read. For years, scientists have said we are entering the sixth mass extinction event, marked by the widespread and abundant loss of many species on Earth. Worst of all, it’s been said to be the first mass extinction event that is largely caused by the actions of a…

  • 3 Easy Habits for More Sustainable Eating

    2 minute read. I know—the idea of sustainable eating can be overwhelming. Can I eat animal products? Do I need to go to the farmer’s market every week? Should I always be paying the premium for organic? But sustainable eating doesn’t need to be difficult—or absolute—to be worth it. There…

  • Lithic Nutrition Proudly Joins 1% For The Planet

    1.5 minute read. We here at Lithic Nutrition are proud to announce we joined 1% for the Planet this year, committing to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment. We want our customers to be confident that when they buy Lithic products, they're helping…

  • The Latest Food Trend You Need to Try: Alcohol and Insect Pairings

    2.5 minute read. It’s no secret that making insects a normal staple in the American diet will not be easy—and yet, it could be crucial to sustainability and combating world hunger. So to tackle that challenge, entomaphagists, chefs, and companies—like us here at Lithic—are coming up with unique and desirable…

  • 3 Unique Restaurants Where You Can Try Edible Insects

    2.5 minute read Though the idea of eating insects is still a bit shocking to many Americans, its been making a big wave in the food world, and you can now try edible insects in restaurants across the country. Not too long ago however, you’d be hard pressed to find…

  • 3 Weird Foods That Found Their Place in the American Diet

    Think eating insects is weird? You’re not alone, but chances are you’d be surprised how many foods Americans currently eat that, at one point, were as undesirable as crickets. Whether we realize it or not, many of our food preferences aren’t based on taste at all, but rather on social…

  • Rosemary Cricket Stuffed Mushrooms with 100% Cricket Powder

    Stuffed mushrooms seem to be universally loved, and for good reason. They’re easy to make and yet still impressive looking, and are versatile enough to pretty much add whatever you want. Cue: 100% Cricket Powder and cricket stuffed mushrooms! If you haven’t tried cooking with cricket powder before, this recipe…

  • Who Eats Bugs?

    Short Answer: Everyone. If you were tempted to answer this question with “monkeys” or “frogs”, you wouldn’t be wrong—but you’d be omitting the billions of humans that eat bugs regularly. In fact, more than 1,000 species of insects are consumed across more than 80% of the world’s nations. That’s a…

  • Expo West 2017 Trends: The Future is Bright for Edible Insects

    Considering that eating insects isn’t exactly what you’d call mainstream here in the U.S., we at Lithic are all about new and unique trends in food. Natural Products Expo West—the world’s largest organic, natural, and healthy products event—is the ideal place to observe those trends. Over the weekend, more than…

  • Lithic Guest Lectures With Denver University MBA Students

    **Co-Founders Dave and Lars, along Professor Broady and her talented MBA students As Lithic charges in to 2017, we were grateful to have the opportunity to guest lecture at the prestigious Daniels College of Business, at Denver University. Our time flew as these bright minds offered us feedback based on our…

  • 4 Reasons you SHOULD start a business with a family member

    "DON'T START A BUSINESS WITH YOUR BROTHER," they said. I heard it more than a few times. The horror stories of stress breaking up family ties, and how money can tear brothers or sisters apart. Few people had concrete constructive criticism back when this was all an idea, but were…

  • “Crickstart my Heart”

    Welp, what a journey it's been.  From mom's kitchen and experimental flavors to building an FDA registered clean room and developing our professional packaging - it's brought feelings of anxiety, excitement, frustration, confidence, and everything in between. Officially launching our Kickstarter campaign is a milestone that marks the true beginning of…

  • Eating Crickets for Protein: Taste the bug that can change the world

    So you've probably heard about it by now; people are beginning to warm up to the idea that bugs can be an appetizing food. While it may seem like a new concept here in America, over 80% of the global population is doing it and has been doing it for…

  • U.S. Raised Chicken Sent to China, Then Back to U.S.

    By Lars Baugh, CEO and Co-Founder of Lithic Nutrition   Do you know how your food is sourced and processed? We believe that our customers have the right to know where the fuel for their bodies is being sourced and how it is produced. Can the same be said about other…

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