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dc.title Nutritional potential of selected insect species reared on the island of Sumatra en
dc.contributor.author Adámková, Anna
dc.contributor.author Mlček, Jiří
dc.contributor.author Kouřimská, Lenka
dc.contributor.author Borkovcová, Marie
dc.contributor.author Bušina, Tomáš
dc.contributor.author Adámek, Martin
dc.contributor.author Bednářová, Martina
dc.contributor.author Krajsa, Jan
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.identifier.issn 1661-7827 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2017
utb.relation.volume 14
utb.relation.issue 5
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher MDPI AG
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/ijerph14050521
dc.relation.uri http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/5/521/htm
dc.subject edible insect en
dc.subject Tenebrio molitor en
dc.subject Zophobas morio en
dc.subject Gryllus assimilis en
dc.subject crude protein en
dc.subject fats en
dc.subject amino acid profile en
dc.subject chitin en
dc.subject Indonesia en
dc.description.abstract Inhabitants of the Indonesian island of Sumatra are faced with the problem of insufficient food supplies and the consequent risk of undernourishment and health issues. Edible insects as a traditional and readily available food source could be part of the solution. The nutritional value of insects depends on many factors, e.g., species, developmental stage, sex, diet, and climatic conditions. However, edible insects bred in Sumatra for human consumption have never before been assessed with regard to their nutritional value. Our study involved analyses of crude protein, chitin, fat and selected fatty acid contents of giant mealworm larvae (Zophobas morio), larvae of the common mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) and nymphs of the field cricket (Gryllus assimilis). Crude protein content in the samples ranged from 46% to 56%. Highest (35%) and lowest (31%) amounts of fat were recorded in giant mealworm larvae and larvae of the common mealworm, respectively. Chitin amounts ranged from 6% to 13%. Based on these values, which are comparable to those known from other food insects reared in different regions of the world, the edible species bred in Sumatra could become food sources with a potential to help stave off hunger and undernourishment. © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Technology
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1007357
utb.identifier.obdid 43876689
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85019173529
utb.identifier.wok 000404106400069
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-08T12:14:44Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-08T12:14:44Z
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Mlček, Jiří
utb.fulltext.affiliation Anna Adámková 1, Jiří Mlček 2,*, Lenka Kouřimská 3, Marie Borkovcová 4, Tomáš Bušina 5, Martin Adámek 6, Martina Bednářová 7 and Jan Krajsa 8 1 Department of Quality of Agricultural Products, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, 165 21 Prague, Czech Republic; adamkovaa@af.czu.cz 2 Department of Food Analysis and Chemistry, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, 760 01 Zlin, Czech Republic 3 Department of Microbiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, 165 21 Prague, Czech Republic; kourimska@af.czu.cz 4 Department of Zoology, Fisheries, Hydrobiology and Apiculture, Mendel University, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic; borkov@mendelu.cz 5 Department of Husbandry and Ethology of Animals, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, 165 21 Prague, Czech Republic; businat@af.czu.cz 6 Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, 616 00 Brno, Czech Republic; adamek@feec.vutbr.cz 7 Department of Information Technology, Mendel University, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic; bednarova@mendelu.cz 8 Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, 601 77 Brno, Czech Republic; jan.krajsa@mail.muni.cz * Correspondence: mlcek@ft.utb.cz; Tel.: +420-57-603-3030 Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
utb.fulltext.dates Received: 13 April 2017; Accepted: 10 May 2017; Published: 12 May 2017
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