Edible Insects As An Alternate Source of Complete Nutrition

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2020 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 10 Issue - 4                          
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Rahul A, Mahesh Kumar. M, Periyar Selvam. S
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V10I4P601


MLA Style:Rahul A, Mahesh Kumar. M, Periyar Selvam. S"Edible Insects As An Alternate Source of Complete Nutrition" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 10.4 (2020): 1-5.

APA Style:Rahul A, Mahesh Kumar. M, Periyar Selvam. S (2020). Edible Insects As An Alternate Source of Complete Nutrition. International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 10(4), 1-5.


Insects can be easily employed in our diets to make up for severe protein and vitamin deficiencies in the population. In this study, two insect species, namely Silkworm (Bombyx mori) pupae (SP) and Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) (BSF), were considered for the experimentation. This work aims to produce insect meals from the two samples and evaluate their physicochemical, nutritional, and sensory qualities. The mean values of crude protein, crude fiber, ether extract, total ash, and total moisture on a dry matter basis (%) were found as 8.44(SP), 8.70(BSF), 57.44(SP), 42.8(BSF), 38.3(SP), 35.3(BSF), 0.25(SP), 9.4(BSF), 4.01(SP), 12.1(BSF) respectively. Proximate analysis was done as per methods of AOAC, 2000. Amino acid profiling was conducted after extraction and pre-column treatment using a ZORBAX Eclipse AAA column with gradient elution. Vitamin analysis was carried out using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and was expressed in ?g/g.


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Entomophagy, Proximate analysis, protein, sensory, amino acid profiling, vitamins.