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Mealworm (Tenebrio molitor), fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 42.2 6.3 37.1 57.6 10  
Crude protein % DM 52.8 4.2 47.2 60.3 9  
NDF % DM 12.0 3.5 7.4 15.0 4  
ADF % DM 6.5   6.4 6.6 2  
Ether extract % DM 36.1 4.1 31.1 43.1 8  
Ash % DM 3.1 0.9 1.9 4.5 10  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 26.8 0.4 26.4 27.3 4  
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 2.7 1.9 0.3 6.2 10  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 7.8 3.7 4.4 14.2 8  
Potassium g/kg DM 8.9   8.5 9.3 2  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.9       1  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.3 0.4 2.0 2.8 3  
Manganese mg/kg DM 9 4 6 14 4  
Zinc mg/kg DM 116 24 83 136 4  
Copper mg/kg DM 16 1 15 18 4  
Iron mg/kg DM 57 32 26 110 5  
               
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Alanine % protein 7.3 1.0 6.2 8.2 3  
Arginine % protein 4.8 1.0 3.8 5.6 3  
Aspartic acid % protein 7.5 1.7 5.6 8.8 3  
Cystine % protein 0.8 0.0 0.8 0.9 3  
Glutamic acid % protein 11.3 1.1 10.2 12.4 3  
Glycine % protein 4.9 0.9 3.9 5.6 3  
Histidine % protein 3.4 0.2 3.2 3.6 3  
Isoleucine % protein 4.6 0.5 4.1 5.0 3  
Leucine % protein 8.6 1.8 7.4 10.6 3  
Lysine % protein 5.4 0.8 4.6 6.1 3  
Methionine % protein 1.5 0.4 1.3 2.0 3  
Phenylalanine % protein 4.0 0.4 3.5 4.3 3  
Proline % protein 6.8 0.2 6.6 7.0 3  
Serine % protein 7.0 3.5 4.9 11.1 3  
Threonine % protein 4.0 0.5 3.5 4.4 3  
Tryptophan % protein 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.9 3  
Tyrosine % protein 7.4 0.3 7.1 7.8 3  
Valine % protein 6.0 0.6 5.5 6.6 3  
               
Fatty acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Lauric acid C12:0 % fatty acids 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 3  
Myristic acid C14:0 % fatty acids 4.0 2.1 2.3 6.4 3  
Palmitic acid C16:0 % fatty acids 21.1 6.7 16.1 28.7 3  
Palmitoleic acid C16:1 % fatty acids 4.0 1.8 2.8 6.1 3  
Stearic acid C18:0 % fatty acids 2.7 0.4 2.3 3.1 3  
Oleic acid C18:1 % fatty acids 37.7 8.7 27.7 43.3 3  
Linoleic acid C18:2 % fatty acids 27.4 4.0 23.1 31.0 3  
Linolenic acid C18:3 % fatty acids 1.3   1.1 1.4 2  

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Barker et al., 1998; CIRAD, 1991; Finke, 2002; Jones et al., 1972; Klasing et al., 2000; Martin et al., 1976

Last updated on 17/06/2013 16:16:24

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