Valor nutricional del gryllus peruviensis (orthoptera: grillidae)

Translated title of the contribution: Nutritional value of Gryllus peruviensis (Orthoptera: Grillidae): Grillidae)

Roberto Koga, Fred García, Fernando Carcelén, Teresa Arbaiza

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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.

Translated title of the contributionNutritional value of Gryllus peruviensis (Orthoptera: Grillidae): Grillidae)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)92-94
Number of pages3
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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