Acheta protein is made from crickets. It is similar to pea protein or whey protein, but more nutrient dense and without the negative environmental impact.
While not a common allergen, Acheta come from the same family as shellfish and crustaceans. So if you have an allergy to shellfish or crustaceans, you might be sensitive to Acheta.
Acheta are grown for food in farms around the world. There are numerous farms across the United States and across Europe, as well as quite a few in Asia. Our Acheta Protein comes from farms in the US and Thailand.
People are vegetarians for many different reasons ranging from health, texture, animal welfare, and environmental choices. Though technically from the animal kingdom, many people consider Acheta and other insects as vegetarian. The decision is a personal one that we leave up to you!
Acheta protein comes from crickets, so it is not vegan.
Acheta is high in protein and contains vital nutrients. Those same benefits are great for kids! Just be sure to double check the allergen caution for them.
It depends on your interpretation. Insects have jointed legs and hop on the ground which could classify them as Kosher. Acheta Protein, however, is not officially certified as kosher.
It depends on which school of Islam you follow. For some, so long as the insects are not eaten alive then they are halal. For others, since crickets are in the same family as grasshoppers, and grasshoppers are halal, then crickets are too. However, in other schools of Islam consuming any insects is prohibted.
Whey protein is a bi-product of dairy, and so comes from cows. This means it has a large negative environmental impact to produce, might not be suitable for people with dairy allergies or sensitivities, and may not be vegetarian friendly. Acheta protein comes from crickets, and producing a gram of Acheta protein has a 99% smaller environmental impact than a gram of whey. Acheta protein also contains more iron, B12, and calcium than whey. Additionally, Acheta is dairy free, so it’s a great alternative for people with sensitivities, and most consider it to be vegetarian.
Acheta Protein contains all 9 essential amino acids while soy protein does not. Acheta also contains more iron, B12, and calcium than soy protein.
Acheta Protein contains all 9 essential amino acids while pea protein does not. Acheta also contains more iron, B12, and calcium than pea protein.
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