Time to invest in cricket?

Thailand is having a surge of people enjoying cricket and making a few bucks in the process. No, I’m not referring to that dull English sport, unsurprisingly. Edible insects, collected from farms, are leading to an increase income for farmers in the Northern province of Phayao. We’ve all seen them on the streets being sold as novelty food to tourists, but insects have been a part of the human diet for millennia. Experts suggest that soon they will be the only source of sustainable animal protein available to many of us in a world with a rapidly expanding population.

These edible crickets, known by Thai people as “jing reed” are extremely popular in some parts of Thailand and not just by curious or intoxicated tourists. October and November are prime cricket collecting time and you can buy them cooked for around THB6. Many people are making a living off collecting hundreds of these creatures a day. Help out a farmer, boost your protein intake, and pick up some crickets.

Avatar
Real Life Phuket

RL Phuket is the only 100% Phuket focused lifestyle publication on the island accessible to both English and Russian language speakers. RL Phuket helps you get the best out of your life in Phuket by providing you with the best in Phuket’s lifestyle, dining, events, art, culture, real estate, travel…and much, much more!

""
1

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to get the best of Phuket

Your Nameyour full name
Previous
Next
FormCraft - WordPress form builder

47 Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 92 336 6587, Fax: +66 (0) 76 32 44 48

Copyright © 2018 Railand Media Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

Privacy Policy

Join the RL Newsletter!

Join RL’s Exclusive Mailing List

RL’s bi-weekly newsletter brings all the latest uplifting and positive news in and around Phuket straight to your inbox. Sign up now!

""
1

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to get the best of Phuket

Your Nameyour full name
Previous
Next
FormCraft - WordPress form builder

Join the RL Newsletter!

Join RL’s Exclusive Mailing List

 

RL’s bi-weekly newsletter brings all the latest uplifting and positive news in and around Phuket straight to your inbox. Sign up now!

""
1

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to get the best of Phuket

Your Nameyour full name
Previous
Next
FormCraft - WordPress form builder

 
Send this to a friend