Acheta Protein is a fancy way of saying “cricket protein.” This new form of the macronutrient is becoming increasingly popular as the elite along with governments push the sustainability agenda.

Without bias, today we are going to examine Acheta protein and see if it’s actually good. Maybe it’s got better absorbability and higher nutrient content? Maybe it’s just a trend, or like I’m predicting, it’s a hoax.

Let’s get right into it.

What is Acheta Powder?

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Acheta powder is a form of protein from the root word “Acheta domesticus” aka the house cricket. Cricket farming has become more popular over the years as people see it as a more “sustainable” form of protein.

Crickets are said to be rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Personally, I’m going to keep rolling with a nice juicy t bone steak, but let’s keep examining this phenomenon.

You’re probably wondering, why on earth would someone ever eat crickets and how does that even happen? Well, the short answer is, people have been eating crickets for a whole. Remote un-contacted tribes still eat bugs and crickets to this day.

Why is it supposedly “sustainable?” Cricket farming requires less land, water and food compared to traditional cow farming. Does that mean we should do it? No.

Another question to ask is “why is it called Acheta powder instead of cricket protein?” That’s the whole point- Acheta powder sounds less disgusting than cricket protein/powder, so more people are open to eating it.

Acheta Protein Products

The following brands are notorious for using Acheta protein products:

You can find most of these on amazon, or with a quick google search.

  • Landish
  • Chapul
  • Bitty Foods
  • Aspire Food Group
  • Crik Nutrition
  • Cricket Flours
  • Chirps Chips
  • Exo Protein

Don’t be tricked into thinking that just because it’s in food products, it’s good for you to eat. Just like the vegan trend a few years ago, we now know for a fact that it’s better to stick to a classic diet. Vegans have extremely malnutrition, despite them claiming that they get their protein from alternate sources.

I expect that this new form of bug protein will also show that people who rely on it end up having malnutrition.

Acheta Protein Powder


Believe it or not, we may be seeing Acheta protein powder become popular soon. I will be sticking to my whey isolate from cows, just for sanity purposes.

I’ll also be sticking to my classic protein powder, creatine, and pre-workout.

Acheta Protein Foods

Unfortunately, more companies are starting to use Acheta protein foods for cheaper products. Just about every food you can think of can have insect products inside them.

Acheta protein foods such as bread, burger patties, and crackers. Beverages such as beer, milk, and soft drinks. Even oils are using insect protein.

Acheta Protein Side Effects

  1. Allergies: If you’re allergic to insect protein, eating anything “Acheta” will harm you. This goes for any sort of allergy, whether it be shellfish or peanuts.
  2. Quality Control: You are eating bugs. Bugs are known to carry diseases and the healthier humans don’t eat them. Insect farming is also a new practice, so you could run into issues with quality control, (diet of insects, how they’re processed, the environment they’re raised in, etc)
  3. Heavy Metals and Bioaccumulation: Insects take in lots of heavy metals and contaminants from their environment. Guess what?! Once you eat them, those get passed on to YOU. Forget disease- you could get nuclear radiation inside of you if you eat ze bugs.
  4. Psychological Effects: Let’s be real here. You aren’t eating some “miracle sustainability protein to save the planet,” you’re eating insects. That will take a toll on any sane person psychologically.
  5. Unknown Long-Term Effects: There are no known long-term side effects of eating ze Acheta bugs. People could be just fine, but I suspect that there will be lots of side effects due to disease and metals being spread.

Why Cricket Protein Is Bad

Do you think that eating insect protein will save planet earth? Think again. Research in an article “Crickets aren’t the miracle source of protein” from the University of California said:

Everyone assumes that crickets — and other insects — are the food of the future given their high feed conversion relative to livestock. However, there is very little data to support this and this article shows the story is far more complex.

University of California

Meat isn’t bad. Don’t be fooled into believing that you’re saving the planet from global warming if you eat bugs. In that same study, they found that crickets aren’t even sustainable, and they have to have a pretty good diet to make a difference.


The next part to consider about why cricket protein is bad is its simply low t behavior. Our ancestors have been eating meat for the past thousands of years. There’s simply no reason to change. We’ve been a healthy human race up until very recently when seed oils and new experimental ingredients have been added to our food supply.

Through a straight-up health aspect, we know for a fact that eating meat is healthy and nutritious. How? We’ve done it since the dawn of human time.


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What is Acheta protein used for?

Acheta protein, or insect protein as I like to call it is used for “sustainability.” It contains vitamins and minerals that classic sources of protein such as beef and chicken do.

What is Acheta protein made from?

Acheta protein comes from crickets, with the root word being Acheta Domesticus, meaning house cricket. Insect protein has the crickets raised in a controlled environment where they are fed who knows what. Once they grow to their full potential, they are harvested, dried, and ground up into powder.

What foods are Acheta domesticus in?

Acheta Domesticus has made its way into more “environmentally friendly” protein sources. Protein bars, flour, bread, burger patties, and more contain this insect protein powder. The boxes that use this type of macronutrient label it as such.

Where is Acheta domesticus found?

The Acheta domesticus are found all over the world. More particularly, they grow the best in warmer regions of North America, Africa, and Asia. In the context of Acheta protein, they are raised in farming environments.