Nutritional value of Gryllus peruviensis (Orthoptera: Grillidae)

Roberto Koga, Fred García, Fernando Carcelén, Teresa Arbaiza

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© 1999 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved. Insect consumption can provide an important source of protein in human diets, and thus may representan important untapped food source for decreasing nutricional deficiency. The potential dietary contribution of Gryllus peruviensis (Orthopera: Grillidae) has been evaluated and was found to be: protein 66.9, eructe fiber 13.0, ether extract 8.1, ashes 2.8, and nifext 9.2 %. The digestibility in pepsin was 81.8%. lts concluded that this insect represents a highly digestible protein source.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)92-94
Number of pages3
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999


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