Insect nutrient battle: Asian crickets pack more essential fatty acids than European mealworm

Insect nutrient battle: Asian crickets pack more essential fatty acids than European mealworm

There are more essential fatty acids in the lipids of two species of crickets and a grasshopper from Asia, compared with the yellow mealworm larvae, which is widely reared in Europe for human food.

TheRicwebowl.Asia’s take: Insects for human consumption seems to be very promising. However, aside from crickets being great source of protein, more conclusive studies need to be done in understanding the potential role insects have in human nutrition. 

Read more at: http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Formulation/Insect-nutrient-battle-Asian-crickets-pack-more-essential-fatty-acids-than-European-mealworm

Tags: R&D, Sustainability, Ingredient, Nutrition

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