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|
|Silk Worm Pupae||9.6||5.6||2.3||41.7||1.8|
|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|
wow! so high in protein!
Yes!! And dig how much higher in calcium and iron crickets are than beef!
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Any word on the differences in caterpillars?
/need to find some edible caterpillars…
Many different edible caterpillars! Tomato and tobacco hornworms, cabbage butterfly, army and cut worms, hackberry butterfly larvae to name a few.
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.
I realise that the comment I am replying to was posted a long time ago but if you are interested take a look at: http://insecteurope.com/. They should be approved to start shipping their products soon so make sure to follow them.
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