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Perfect Protein is a complete protein

Proteins are the body's building blocks and are indispensable. However, not all proteins are created equal. Some proteins are complete, while others are incomplete and need to be paired with other foods to be utilized properly. Understanding complete proteins can help an individual improve their diet and overall health. Perfect Protein discusses complete and incomplete protein and how edible insect protein is the perfect complete protein.


Protein power - incomplete and complete 

Before diving into complete and incomplete proteins, it is crucial to understand amino acids. These are the molecular building blocks that combine to form every gram of protein. Once protein-rich foods are consumed, the body breaks them back down into amino acids to build muscle, repair tissues, support metabolism, and help optimize other processes in the body.

Complete proteins are composed of 20 essential amino acids. 9 of these essential amino acids are not produced by the human body and therefore must be obtained from foods. In contrast, an incomplete protein is low in one or more essential amino acids and must be combined with other protein sources to be utilized properly.

What is the role of each essential amino acid?

1. Lysine

Lysine helps in building muscle, maintaining bone strength, aiding recovery from injury or surgery, and regulating hormones, antibodies, and enzymes. 

Found in meat, eggs, soy, black beans, quinoa, and cricket powder from Perfect Protein.

2. Histidine

Histidine facilitates growth, the creation of blood cells, and tissue repair. It also helps maintain the special protective covering over nerve cells called the myelin sheath. The metabolism of histidine into histamine is crucial for immunity, reproductive health, and digestion. 

Found in meat, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, and cricket powder. 

3. Threonine

Threonine is necessary for healthy skin and teeth since it is a component in tooth enamel, collagen, and elastin. It helps aid fat metabolism.

Found in cottage cheese, cricket powder, and wheat germ.

4. Methionine

Methionine and the non-essential amino acid cysteine play a role in the health and flexibility of skin and hair. It aids the proper absorption of selenium and zinc and the removal of heavy metals, such as lead and mercury.

Found in eggs, grains, nuts, cricket powder, and seeds.

5. Valine

Valine is essential for mental focus, muscle coordination, and emotional calm. People may use valine supplements for muscle growth, tissue repair, and energy.

Found in soy, cheese, peanuts, mushrooms, cricket powder, and whole grains.

6. Isoleucine

Isoleucine helps with wound healing, immunity, blood sugar regulation, and hormone production. It is present in muscle tissue and regulates energy levels.

Found in cricket powder, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, and lentils.

7. Leucine

Leucine assists in the regulation of blood sugar levels and aids the growth and repair of muscle and bone. It aids wound healing and the production of growth hormones.

Found in dairy, cricket powder, soy, beans, and legumes.

8. Phenylalanine

Phenylalanine helps the body use other amino acids as well as proteins and enzymes. The body converts phenylalanine to tyrosine, which is necessary for specific brain functions.

Found in dairy, meat, cricket powder, poultry, soy, fish, and beans.

9. Tryptophan

Tryptophan is necessary for proper growth in infants and is a precursor of serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates appetite, sleep, mood, and pain. Melatonin also regulates sleep.

Found in high-protein foods, including wheat germ, cricket powder, cottage cheese, and chicken.

Now that it’s clear what makes up a complete protein and which foods contain the amino acids that are essential for the human body, the next step is to ensure that all these amino acids are consumed daily to ensure a complete protein diet

Why choose cricket powder from Perfect Protein?

The future of food - cricket powder - is found to contain all the 9 essential amino acids and a lot of other nutrients that are vital for health. Not only is consuming edible insect protein such as cricket powder simple, healthy, and efficient, it also does not create the carbon footprint that most other protein sources do. A sustainable, organic, nutrient-dense, convenient, complete protein, all in one!

Discover Perfect Protein’s delectable bars made from nutrient-dense cricket powder and delicious ingredients such as chocolate, oats, almonds, and peanuts. Access complete proteins with Perfect Protein!

Why Perfect Protein?

Perfect protein, a wholly owned brand of Dalayla farms, creates consumable protein products using 100% sustainably raised crickets from its in-house farm.

  1. With Perfect Protein, clients have access to flavorful products that are a great source of complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids produced with minimal environmental impact.
  1. Crickets are very nutritionally dense sources of food. Here is their nutrition profile:
  • 65% protein by volume
  • High in iron
  • High in fiber
  • More B12 than salmon
  • Gluten-free
  • All 9 amino acids
  • More calcium than milk
  • 15% More iron than spinach



Visit the Perfect Protein farm to see how it works. Call at 1-716-597-8656 or visit our shop online at

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