Superworm Nutritional Values

Posted by Ronald Denicola on

Here is as complete a list of nutritional values as I could find. 

 

Nutritional composition(%) and energy content (Kcal/100g), based on dry matter:
Protein – 43.13-46.79
Fat – 40.80-42.04
Fiber – 9.26-13.00
NFE(Carbohydrates) – 2.61
Energy content(Kcal/100g) – 575.53Vitamin composition based on dry matter:
Vitamin A – 29.16 mcg
Vitamin E – 18.29-32 IU/kg
Vitamin C – 2.85 mg
Vitamin B1 – 0.14 mg
Vitamin B2 – 1.78 mg
Vitamin B3 – 7.67 mg
Vitamin B5 – 4.61
Vitamin B7 – 83.14 mcg
Vitamin B9 – 0.16
Mineral composition(mg/100g) based on dry matter and recommended daily intake for adults(mg/day):
Calcium – 42-120
Potassium – 750.59
Magnesium – 118.29
Phosphorus – 562.95
Sodium – 112.83
Iron – 3.92-5.03
Zinc – 7.29-8.75
Manganese – 0.15-1.02
Copper – 0.86
Selenium – 0.03
Amino acid content (mg/g protein):
Valine – 52.3
Arginine – 48.7
Histidine – 30
Serine – 46.7
Proline – 54.8
Alanine – 72.6
Glycine – 48.2
Glutamic Acid – 122.8
Met + Cys – 18.3
Isoleucine – 47
Leucine – 97
Lysine – 52.3
Phenylalanine – 34.5
Methionine – 10.7
Cysteine – 7.6
Phenylalanine + Tyrosine – 31
Threonine – 39.6
Tryptophan – 9.1

 

Source for nutritional information: Rumpold, BA; Schluter, OK. “Nutritional composition and safety aspects of edible insects.” MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH; MAY, 2013; 57; 5; p802-p823


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