Nutritional composition of insects Gryllus assimilis and Zophobas morio: Potential foods harvested in Brazil

  title={Nutritional composition of insects Gryllus assimilis and Zophobas morio: Potential foods harvested in Brazil},
  author={Rafael Ribeiro Soares Ara{\'u}jo and Tatiana Aparecida Ribeiro dos Santos Benfica and Vany Perp{\'e}tua Ferraz and Eleonice Moreira Santos},
  journal={Journal of Food Composition and Analysis},

Evaluation of nutritional composition and ecotoxicity of the stick insect Cladomorphus phyllinum

The global population is estimated to reach 9 billion at 2050; thus, there will be an increase of food demand. In this scenario, edible insects can be considered as an option for both food and

Comparison of Nutritional Profiles of Super Worm (Zophobas morio) and Yellow Mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) as Alternative Feeds Used in Animal Husbandry: Is Super Worm Superior?

Simple Summary Currently, the food industry is facing numerous problems related to the increase in the global human population resulting in an increase in the demand for livestock. Animal feed

Evaluation of Organic Wastes as Substrates for Rearing Zophobas morio, Tenebrio molitor, and Acheta domesticus Larvae as Alternative Feed Supplements

During their intensive growth period at room temperature, when fed a diet of vegetable waste, garden waste, cattle manure, or horse manure with 10% chicken feed, the worms performed better in terms of survival, but presented lower weight, and the PCA showed that the protein and fibre concentrations were inversely proportional to fat concentration in the larvae.

Protein quality evaluation in vivo of cricket flour (Gryllus assimilis) reared in Brazil

It is concluded that the addition of other sources of methionine to cricket flour can be a fundamental strategy for better use of cricket proteins in the diet and compromise the general health of the study animals.

Effect of carrot supplementation on nutritional value of insects: a case study with Jamaican field cricket (Gryllus assimilis)

The fortification of feed is known to be a useful tool to manipulate the nutritional value of insects. This study aimed to reveal the effect of carrot supplement duration on the basic nutrients,

A Novel Strategy for the Production of Edible Insects: Effect of Dietary Perilla Seed Supplementation on Nutritional Composition, Growth Performance, Lipid Metabolism, and Δ6 Desaturase Gene Expression of Sago Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) Larvae

The nutritional value, growth performance, and lipid metabolism of sago palm weevil larvae (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, SPWL) raised on plant-based diets (soybean, rice bran, and ground sago palm

The Superworm, Zophobas morio (Coleoptera:Tenebrionidae): A ‘Sleeping Giant’ in Nutrient Sources

Based on the data presented, Z. morio appears to be a well-promising insect-based protein source, which potential still remains to be unfold in human food and animal feed.

Benefits of using edibleinsects as alternative protein source

There is an urgent need for alternative protein sources due to the rapid population growth, climate change, environmental degradation by pollution, food-fuel competition and the reduction in arable



Nutritional Potential of Selected Insect Species Reared on the Island of Sumatra

Based on values, which are comparable to those known from other food insects reared in different regions of the world, the edible species bred in Sumatra could become food sources with a potential to help stave off hunger and undernourishment.

Nutritional Value of Edible Insects from the State of Oaxaca, Mexico

Seventy-eight species of edible insects, representing twenty-three families from the state of Oaxaca in Mexico, were analyzed for nutrient composition, finding Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps) are preferred for consumption.

Complete nutrient composition of commercially raised invertebrates used as food for insectivores

Analysis of invertebrates fed to insectivorous animals by both zoos and hobbyists provides a basis for determining nutrient intake of captive insectivores, and will aid in the development of gut-loading diets to provide captive insective animals with appropriate levels of necessary nutrients.

Nutritional composition and safety aspects of edible insects.

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.

Review of the nutritive value of edible insects.

As an importam bio-resource, insect resources have not been put into full play as healthy food, but as nutritive resources, edible insects can befully used and have great development potentiality.

Oils of insects and larvae consumed in Africa: potential sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids

The results show that these insects are considerable sources of fat, their oils are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, of which essential fatty acids are linoleic and linolenic acids.