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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 156-160
DOI: 10.3923/je.2006.156.160
Studies on Scorpion (Androctonus australis): Nutritional and Anti-nutritional Factors
F.O. Abulude, M.O. Ogunkoya , E.E. Esiet , B.O. Kayode and J.O. Oni

Abstract:
Studies were carried out on scorpion (Androctonus australis) to investigate its proximate composition, mineral content, oxalate, tannins and phytate. The sample was washed, sieved, dried and finally milled to flour before analysis. The sample may serve as weaning protein source and contained 52.91% protein. The predominant metal was potassium (695.21 mg kg-1) and cobalt found only in traces (2.50 mg kg-1). The anti-nutrient ranged as follows. Tannin (0.24%), phytate phosphorus (2.09 mg g-1), phytate (7.41 mg g-1) and oxalate (0.72 mg g-1). On average, a serving (100 g) of milled, scorpion sample guarantees 331.55 kcal of the daily recommended energy. The phytate, tannin and oxalate contents are of nutritional significant they form insoluble complexes with proteins and minerals.
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F.O. Abulude, M.O. Ogunkoya , E.E. Esiet , B.O. Kayode and J.O. Oni , 2006. Studies on Scorpion (Androctonus australis): Nutritional and Anti-nutritional Factors. Journal of Entomology, 3: 156-160.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2006.156.160

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2006.156.160

 
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