An iron source you haven’t heard of

Endless tiredness, drowsiness, bad mood, pale skin? It's time to worry, your body may be short of iron! Sufficient amount of iron is essential for your immune system to remain strong.

It is not necessary to buy food supplements, eat huge beef steaks or cover your kitchen with mountains of spinach, when facing an iron deficiency. According to research, it is the best for human body to absorbs iron from animal origin products. But what if you don’t eat meat? Or you just don’t want to radically change your diet, but you must increase amount of iron in your diet?

100 grams of dried cricket flour contains 3 mg of iron. It's more than beef, chicken, eggs and even broccoli with spinach contain!

The best part is that by including cricket flour in your diet, you don’t have to radically change your eating habits! Using dried cricket flour, you can easily enrich your usual smoothies, bake pies, cookies, bread, crackers or any other favorite dishes. For snacks, instead of potato chips, choose dried crickets covered with spices and easily provide yourself with enough iron!

Iron deficiency is often problem for children. Our little ones like to give up red meat, legumes and other raw vegetables, so the diet begins to be dominated by various snacks or products of poor nutritional value. Iron levels in the blood drop and doctors prescribe food supplements to restore its levels. We may even face challenges to persuade toddlers to drink those supplements. It is very important that children's diet is as diverse as possible.

Even if a particular food is abandoned, its place must be filled with a nutritious and tasty alternative.

Crispbread with cricket flour is ideal for this. Kids especially like to snack on crispy biscuits, crisps or chips, so why not offer them a healthy alternative? 25% protein, no gluten, high in fiber and most importantly - iron.

If your body is deficient in iron, it is extremely important that the body absorbs iron-containing products properly.

  1. Foods high in vitamin C help absorb iron. Try to eat enough oranges, tomatoes, berries, kiwis.
  2. Iron of animal origin helps to absorb iron of plant origin. When making a smoothie, add not only cricket flour, but also a few handfuls of spinach - it will be a real iron bomb!
  3. Tea, coffee and calcium-rich products interfere with the absorption of iron. Avoid various dairy products when trying to restore iron stores in your body.



Granola | Packed with protein!

We bet you have dreamed of preparing breakfast or a healthy snack in just a few minutes? But you probably think that in such time you can only arrange not so healty sandwich. We'll tell you a secret - with proper preparation, you can enjoy a nutritious breakfast in just a few minutes. This time we have prepared a recipe for crispy, golden, fragrant granola. Granola is enriched with dried cricket flour, enhancing its nutritional value even more. Here you will find not only lots of protein, but also iron, Omega acids, especially a lot of fiber. Prepare granola in advance and enjoy a quick and very healthy breakfast every morning. Tastes perfectly with Greek yogurt and your favorite fruits or berries.


You will need:

  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons dried crab flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup of a mixture of your favorite nuts, seeds and dried fruits
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 ° C, select a fan mode.
  2. In a medium bowl mix oatmeal with dried fruit and set aside.
  3. In medium saucepan add honey, brown sugar, dried cricket flour, coconut oil, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg and heat over low heat stirring constantly, until it becomes smooth and shiny.
  4. Pour prepared mass on a mixture of oatmeal and dried fruit and mix well. Spread mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-30 minutes until nicely browned. We recommend stirring the mixture at least 2 times during baking.
  5. Allow to cool completely, then place in airtight container. Tastes perfectly with Greek yogurt and your favorite fruit!

Baltyminiai blyneliai

Protein pancakes

It takes so little to make breakfast special. Quiet, slow morning, fragrant coffee, pleasant company and still hot, perfectly roasted pancakes. We are presenting you extra tasty pancakes, which will suit your strict diet plan. Protein pancakes with no gluten, no added sugar, no lactose! Dried cricket flour enrich pancakes with protein, fiber and iron. Super easy and quick to prepare. We promise, even the kids will enjoy it! And most importantly - it does not contain any added sugar! You deserve to enjoy delicious meals without any guilt on your heart. Bake large or small, season with yogurt or jam, sprinkle with cinnamon or fresh berries - discover protein pancakes in your own way. Baltyminiai blyneliai You will need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. dried cricket flour
  • 4 tbsp. oat flour
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • fresh berries and greek yogurt for serving
  1. Blend all ingredients together in food processor. Let the batter rest for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Spoon the pancakes into coconut oil or butter greased pan and bake over medium heat on both sides.
  3. Season with greek yogurt, berry jam or fresh berries. 

geras baltymų šaltinis

What is a good protein source?

Many people already know that protein is essential to our diet. Store shelves flash from a wide variety of products marked with a protein source label. It is very important to understand that different sources of protein bring different benefits to our body. So what is a good source of protein? The quality of the protein depends on:

  • Protein content (measured in grams or as a percentage of 100 grams of product)
  • Protein quality (the amount ant type of essential amino acids in grams)
  • Protein digestibility (the amount of protein human body can digest)

geras baltymų šaltinis

In many products, the protein content is increased by supplementing the product with protein derived from legumes, although it would be more beneficial to supplement the products with protein derived from crickets. Crickets have more protein than beans, lentils or even soybeans. In terms of protein content, they also outperform chicken, eggs and beef. Dried crickets contain up to 65% of protein. Proteins are made up of 20 essential and non-essential amino acids. 8 Essential amino acids are not synthesized in the human body and must be derived from the food. Dried crickets contain all the essential amino acids so necessary for protein synthesis. The digestibility of edible insect proteins ranges from 54 to 98%. So they are digested as well as egg or beef protein and much better than many vegetable proteins. By including dried cricket flour in your diet and thus increasing your intake of protein, you can help yourself lose weight, build muscle and increase strength. Thanks to the large amount of micro and macro elements in crickets, the flour will also contribute to the smooth functioning of the gut, help with mental work and act anti-inflammatory.

Smoothie su špinatais ir svirplių miltais

Smoothie with spinach and crickets flour

A healthy diet is often associated with long hours in the kitchen and poor taste dishes. But the reality may be quite different. A healthy diet can provide pleasure without taking up your extra time and not even requiring any special skills. With dried crickets flour, you can enrich your usual dishes with the nutrients your body needs. There is no need to learn new recipes, change your habits or get used to unusual tastes. Just enrich your favorite food with dried cricket flour and ensure a complete diet without any hassle. We can promise, that these flours can be easily adapted in your kitchen! Here is a recipe for a refreshing and nutritious smoothie with spinach and cricket flour as a proof!

Smoothie su špinatais ir svirplių miltais

You will need:

  • 3 tbsp. spoon frozen spinach
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp. spoon chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. spoon dried crab flour
  • 1 ⅓ glass of milk or vegetable milk
  1. Pour the dates with hot water (just enough to cover) and soak for at least a few hours.
  2. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth, fluffy.

Dried crickets are here!

For many, the thought of eating insects is still a bit strange, but the number of people who enjoy and appreciate them is growing. Today, we are increasingly turning to sustainability and looking for a variety of ways to contribute to it. What we eat is incredibly important. We look for healthy, nutritious products, supplement our diet with protein. It is also necessary to think about where our food comes from and to choose the most sustainable food source possible.

Dried crickets and their flour are especially nutritious. One of their most valued nutritional properties is protein. Protein is an essential nutrient for building and maintaining muscle mass, which is important for anyone looking to stay healthy and strong. 100 grams of crickets has twice as much protein as beef, 4 times more iron than spinach, 10 times more vitamin B12 than salmon, and more calcium than milk. Do we need to add anything else? Enriching your diet has never been easier.

The use of crickets for food is not only good for human health, but also not harmful to nature. Growing crickets does not require a large amount of water, a very small area is sufficient, and no waste remains after consumption. Meanwhile, cattle breeding requires high water consumption, a large area of ​​land and up to about 40% of cattle weight is unfit for consumption and ends up in waste. These are particularly significant differences in the use of natural resources.

Dried crickets and dried cricket flour are a sustainable source of incredibly important nutrients! And they are already made accessible by Acheta! Try dried crickets of different flavours as a healthy and delicious snack, and enrich the food you already love by adding cricket flour for extra nutrition. We will make sure that you do not run out of ideas on how to adapt our products to your daily life in order to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Protein balls with cricket flour

Perfect for when you want something delicious and healthy but it’s not yet time for lunch. It’s a slightly sweet companion to a cup of coffee. Nutritious, quick to make, easy to take on the go, rich in protein and, of course, very tasty protein balls with cricket flour. There’s no added sugar and it's suitable for those who are gluten intolerant. A real nutrient bomb! It’s no secret that snacking on high-calorie and nutrient lacking foods are not part of a healthy diet. A great way to always have a healthy snack is to prepare them in advance and have them on hand. These protein balls with cricket flour are perfect for that! Thanks to the cricket flour used, it will be not only delicious, but also full of protein, iron and other essential minerals.

You will need:

  • 3 spoons dried cricket flour
  • 9 pitted dates
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 spoons chia seeds
  • 3 spoons coconut oil
  1. Pour hot water over dates (just enough to soak) and let sit for at least a few hours. It is best to prepare them the day before.
  2. Grind all the ingredients with a food processor into small, sticky crumbs.
  3. From the resulting mass, form balls by hand. Once formed, roll them in coconut flour, cocoa powder, matcha powder, almond flour or even cricket flour.
  4. Store the prepared balls in the refrigerator.

Brownie with pumpkin puree and cricket flour

No matter how strictly we may monitor our diet, sometimes we still all want something sweet. But just because you want something delicious, it is not at all necessary to step away from a healthy diet. These brownies with dried crickets are lush, nutritious, moist, aromatic and dairy free. Perfect with a cup of black coffee or warm mint tea. Crispy dried cricket pieces and dark chocolate bits add extra charm to the cake and allow you to enjoy an even more special dessert. Brownie cakes are usually extremely high in calories and greasy due to the large amount of butter used. Brownies with pumpkin puree and dried crickets have no additional fat! It's easy to make and the process takes only 15 minutes! And get ready, those who taste it will definitely ask what the secret ingredient is. Brownie su moliūgų tyre ir džiovintais svirpliais You will need:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup wheat flour
  • ⅓ cup dried cricket flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of vanilla
  • Dried cricket and dark chocolate pieces for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Line a square baking tin with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, cricket flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla and brown sugar. Add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  4. Pour the dough into the prepared baking tin, smooth the surface, sprinkle with pieces of dark chocolate and chopped dried crickets.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes. It is important not to overcook it. The middle must remain moist and soft. After removing from the oven, allow to cool completely and cut into squares.