Nutrient Composition of Bee Brood and its Potential as Human Food

@article{Finke2005NutrientCO,
  title={Nutrient Composition of Bee Brood and its Potential as Human Food},
  author={M. Finke},
  journal={Ecology of Food and Nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={44},
  pages={257 - 270}
}
  • M. Finke
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Bee brood serves as a food source to humans in many countries although limited data exists concerning its nutrient composition. Bee brood (pupae and larvae) were analyzed for moisture, protein, fat, ash, fiber, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and vitamins. Bee brood was high in protein, fat, and carbohydrate. While low in calcium, bee brood was a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and the trace minerals iron, zinc, copper, and selenium. In addition, bee brood was a good source… Expand
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