Crickets have a long tradition of being a human food eaten all over the world. They are generally sold by the pound and dried in the market, and following this, they are fried or roasted before eating. They are often pan-fried or baked in the oven with a bit of oil and salt. Crickets have the characteristic of taking on the flavor of the food they eat and can take on different tastes depending on where they are produced. If crickets are fed with various grains, corn, and fresh vegetables, they will taste a little bit like sweet corn with a slightly nutty or sunflower seed flavor. Crickets have half the fat and a third more protein than beef. Reportedly, crickets can also improve natural gut bacteria and reduce inflammation in the body.