Nutritional Info

Nutritional Value of Various Insects per 100 grams

Data collected from The Food Insects Newsletter, July 1996 (Vol. 9, No. 2, ed. by Florence V. Dunkel, Montana State University) and Bugs In the System, by May Berenbaum

Insect Protein (g) Fat (g) Carbohydrate Calcium (mg) Iron (mg)
Giant Water Beetle 19.8 8.3 2.1 43.5 13.6
Red Ant 13.9 3.5 2.9 47.8 5.7
Silk Worm Pupae 9.6 5.6 2.3 41.7 1.8
Dung Beetle 17.2 4.3 .2 30.9 7.7
Cricket 12.9 5.5 5.1 75.8 9.5
Grasshopper 20.6 6.1 3.9 35.2 5.0
Grasshopper 14.3 3.3 2.2 27.5 3.0
June Beetle 13.4 1.4 2.9 22.6 6.0
Caterpillar 28.2 N/A N/A N/A 35.5
Caterpillar 9.7 N/A N/A N/A 1.9
Termite 14.2 N/A N/A N/A 35.5
Weevil 6.7 N/A N/A N/A 13.1
Beef (Lean Ground) 27.4 N/A N/A N/A 3.5
Fish (Broiled Cod) 28.5 N/A N/A N/A 1.0

 

7 responses to “Nutritional Info

  1. wow! so high in protein!

  2. Yes!! And dig how much higher in calcium and iron crickets are than beef!

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  4. Any word on the differences in caterpillars?

    /need to find some edible caterpillars…

  5. Any idea where a guy would purchase this stuff as a replacement for Whey Powder?

    With the Chinese buying Dairy products and consuming them at all time high rates, the prices of cheese and Whey Protein have risen. If people, or at least myself, could be insect protein at a better price than Whey protein, then I think we would.

    Flavor and consistency when mixed with water would be key.

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