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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (697) Last page : (705)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5356

Insects as an Alternate Source for Food to Conventional Food Animals

A. Poshadri*, Ravi Palthiya, Shiva Charan G. and Prabhakar Butti

Krishi Vigyan Kendra ,Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad
*Corresponding Author E-mail: poshadri_fst@yahoo.co.in
Received: 31.07.2017  |  Revised: 28.08.2017   |  Accepted: 5.09.2017  



A section of people in India and all over the world consuming edible insects and are highly nutritious with high fat, protein and micronutrients depending on the species and thus represent a valuable alternative food to protein rich animal foods. With the increasing demand in alternative protein rich food sources world-wide, insects represent an innovative food and source of high quality protein as well as other beneficial nutrients such as fat, minerals and vitamins. Despite traditional knowledge about insects and their harvest in the wild, for the industrial mass production of safe insects and insect products for consumption and for processing into food and feed, the development of rearing, harvest as well as post-harvest technologies is required. This paper outlines different edible insects and its mass production and processing technologies. It also emphasis on nutritional benefits and organoleptic attributes of processed insects.

Key words: Insects, Nutritional benefits, Food, Minerals and Vitamins

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782

Cite this article: Poshadri, A., Palthiya, R., Charan, S.G., Butti, P., Insects as an Alternate Source for Food to Conventional Food Animals, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 697-705 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5356

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