Nutritional evaluation of protein from Clanis bilineata (Lepidoptera), an edible insect.

  title={Nutritional evaluation of protein from Clanis bilineata (Lepidoptera), an edible insect.},
  author={Zhenqiang Xia and Shengjun Wu and Sai-kun Pan and Jin Moon Kim},
  journal={Journal of the science of food and agriculture},
  volume={92 7},
BACKGROUND This study was carried out to determine the nutritive quality of protein from Clanis bilineata (CB), an edible insect. RESULTS The protein content of dried CB was 685.3 g kg(-1) and its essential amino acid content was 528.4 g kg(-1), both of which are comparable to those of milk and eggs. Three groups of rats were fed diets containing either casein or CB protein (CBP) as protein source or a protein-free diet for 10 days. The nutritional parameters measured for the group fed the… Expand
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