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Nutritional Value of Insects?


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Nutritional Value of Insects?

ElsieDee | Jun 7, 2007 10:37 PM

I'm looking for information on nutritional vlaues of some specific insects - but all of my web searching is yielding results from people who raise/sell insects intended for animal consumption; the sites are making contradictory claims and many don't provide any information for how the results were obtained and whether or not the insects were "gut-loaded" (apparently feeding a specific diet to the insect to increase certain nutrients - does this make them unsafe for human consumption?).

I'm looking for protein, fat, carb, and moisture contents for crickets, mealworms, superworms, waxworms, and silkworms.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to find research papers or laboratory analysis for these insects?

Many thanks!

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