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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 3033-3036

The Proximate Composition of Edible Insects: Which Way Forward?
E.N. Amadi*
Department of Microbiology, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
*Corresponding author

Nutritional composition of two edible insects, Rhynchophorus phoenicis and Brachytrupes membranaceus from five different workers were compared. Disparity as high as ca.54 percentage points was observed for B. membranaceus and 56% for R. phoenicis. The disparity observed cannot be attributed to whether or not wet or dry weight was applied. No two workers used exactly the same method as there were subtle differences. The source of these variations may actually be inherent in the methods. A standard method is advocated for the proximate composition of edible insects.

Keywords: Proximate composition disparity, Edible insects, Methods

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Amadi, E.N. 2017. The Proximate Composition of Edible Insects: Which Way Forward?Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 3033-3036. doi:
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