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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 287-290
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2005.287.290
 
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Nutritional Potentials of the Larva of Rhynchophorus phoenicis (F)
K.E. Ekpo and A.O. Onigbinde

Abstract:
Proximate and chemical analyses was carried out on the larva of Rhynchophorus phoenicis (F) and the observed results used to assess it nutritionally. A high fat content ( 25.30±0.20% wet weight ) rich in the essential fatty acids was observed, while all the essential amino acids were detected in varying amounts in the protein component. Macro-elements like sodium (773.49±1.02 mg/100g), calcium (60.81±0.32 mg/100g) and potassium (26.65±0.24 mg/100g) as well as micro-elements like copper (1.26±0.04 mg/100g), cadmium (0.039±0.022 mg/100g) and zinc (10.57±0.89 mg/100g) were present in significant amounts in the insect larva. The insect larva could form a base for new food /feed products of considerable nutritive value, especially if some level of defatting is done to further increase the relative proportion of the protein component.
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How to cite this article:

K.E. Ekpo and A.O. Onigbinde , 2005. Nutritional Potentials of the Larva of Rhynchophorus phoenicis (F). Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 4: 287-290.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2005.287.290

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2005.287.290

 
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