Nutritional composition and safety aspects of edible insects.

  title={Nutritional composition and safety aspects of edible insects.},
  author={B. Rumpold and O. Schl{\"u}ter},
  journal={Molecular nutrition & food research},
  volume={57 5},
  • B. Rumpold, O. Schlüter
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular nutrition & food research
  • Insects, a traditional food in many parts of the world, are highly nutritious and especially rich in proteins and thus represent a potential food and protein source. [...] Key Result Although the data were subject to a large variation, it could be concluded that many edible insects provide satisfactorily with energy and protein, meet amino acid requirements for humans, are high in MUFA and/or PUFA, and rich in several micronutrients such as copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, selenium, and zinc as…Expand Abstract
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