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Protein for a Better World

Aketta® is a complete source of cricket protein and nutrition that gives you performance and sustainability. With Aketta crickets, you get health benefits similar to eating meat with a lot less impact on the environment. We give you the best of both worlds so you don’t have to compromise on either.  

Aketta

Aketta crickets are an excellent source of well-balanced protein and nutrients. And they have a much smaller impact on the environment than traditional livestock. So you can feel good, and do good for the planet at the same time.

Why the name “Aketta?” We don’t eat “cow” or “pig” we eat beef and pork. We want you to associate crickets with the word Aketta in the same way. Our crickets are a sustainable farmed food source, not a pest or something plucked from the wild. We realize that if insects are going to be a consumer product, we need a new vocabulary to normalize the idea.

We raise our crickets at our facility in Austin, Texas. They eat USDA certified organic feed and live in a clean, healthy environment. They’re processed in a gluten-free certified organic kitchen, then packaged up and sent to you to enjoy. You can order Aketta edible crickets here.

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Nutrition

Crickets provide a complete food protein because they naturally contain the right balance of essential and non-essential amino acids. 30g of roasted Aketta gives you 20g of protein. Compare that to beef, which only gives you 8g of protein. Plus, Aketta crickets give you other important nutrients like fiber, iron and calcium. 

Aketta is:

  • High-quality protein
  • Good source of fiber
  • Free of gluten, soy, nut and dairy
  • Non-GMO
  • Fed a USDA certified organic diet
  • Raised solely to be eaten by people
  • Free of additives, artificial colors and flavors

Crickets are great for you and the environment!

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Environment

Crickets require less food, water and land than traditional livestock. They’re also much more efficient at converting food into protein than cows, pigs and chickens. And they emit virtually no greenhouse gases, especially compared to cows, which are a major contributor to methane in the atmosphere.

According to The Economist, Americans are the second largest consumers of meat (per capita) in the world. The U.N. and other global organizations are encouraging people to eat insects as an alternative source of protein. They recognize that farming insects has a much lower impact on the environment while still being a good, healthy food source.

Replacing meat or dairy with Aketta a few times a week can reduce your carbon footprint and have a positive impact on the planet.

 

 

What do crickets taste like?

We roast our crickets to bring out their natural nutty, earthy flavors. Aketta whole roasted crickets taste similar to sunflower seeds. Our cricket powder has a deep, earthy, umami flavor with hints of raw cocoa.

 

How should I eat crickets?

Top your salad or soup with whole roasted crickets, just like you would with seeds or nuts. Use them instead of meat in your tacos, wraps or on top of your pizza. Toss them with your favorite herbs, spices or rubs and eat them as a snack.

Substitute ¼ of your standard flour with cricket powder when you make your favorite baked goods to add a protein boost. Add it to soups and stews as a thickener. Mix it in with your morning smoothie for the protein boost you need to keep going all day.

Need more ideas? Check out our recipe page.

 

People Love Aketta Crickets!

"I have been using Aketta cricket flour for the past several months, and really like it for the nutrition and sustainability aspects. As a long-time user of protein powders and shakes, I love the portability of Aketta cricket flour, especially when you compare it to beef, which has to be cooked and kept refrigerated. I have used it in granola, bars and energy balls post-workout for a good boost of protein without all the sugar."
Heather R. –  Minneapolis, MN

"I love putting Aketta cricket flour in my morning smoothie. It complements the flavors of the other ingredients, adding a really nice depth of pumpkin seeds and peanut butter to the mix. It gives me energy all day. And I feel better about not contributing as much to climate change."
Tanya B. – Mound, MN

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