Nutritional Value of Various Insects

Per 100 Grams

Insect Protein (g) Fat (g) Carbohydrate Calcium (mg) Iron (mg)
Giant Water Beetle 19.8 8.3 2.1 43.5 13.6
Red Ant 13.9 3.5 2.9 47.8
5.7
Silk Worm Pupae 9.6 5.6 2.3 41.7 1.8
Dung Beetle 17.2 4.3 0.2 30.9 7.7
Cricket 12.9 5.5 5.1 75.8 9.5
Small Grasshopper 20.6 6.1 3.9 35.2 5.0
Large Grasshopper 14.3 3.3 2.2 27.5 3.0
June Beetle 13.4 1.4 2.9 22.6 6.0
Caterpillar 6.7 N/A N/A N/A 13.1
Termite 14.2 N/A N/A N/A 35.5
Weevil 6.7 N/A N/A N/A 13.1
Beef (Lean Ground) 27.4 N/A N/A N/A 3.5
Fish (Broiled Cod) 28.5 N/A N/A N/A 1.0

2000 Iowa State University Entomology DepartmentLink will open in a new window.. Last modified February 25, 2000 by John VanDyk. Link will open in a new window.

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Nutritional Content

Mealworms Tenibrio molitor

Protein

19%  

Fat

14%  

Carbohydrates

4%  

Fiber

2%  

Moisture

63% 

Nutritional Content Superworms Zophoba morio

Protein

19.06%

Fat

14.19%

Fiber

2.60%

Moisture

61.92%

Calcium

173 ppm

 

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NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS
  Crickets Meal Worms Wax Worms Super Worms Fly Larvae
Moisture % 69.07 62.44 61.73 59.37 68.18
Fat % 6.01 12.72 22.19 17.89 7.81
Protein % 21.32 20.27 15.50 17.41 15.58
Fiber % 3.2 1.73 7.69 6.80 3.46
Ash 2.17 1.57 1.02 1.20 1.40
Ca ppm 345 133 283 124 874
P ppm 4238 3345 2161 2320 2405
CA/P ratio % 0.081 0.040 0.131 0.053 0.363

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  TENEBRIO CRICKET WAXWORM ZOPHOBAS
Moisture % 62.89 68.96 60.97 58.91
Minerals % 1.20 1.52 0.97 1.29
Protein % 18.65 20.72 15.40 18.92
Fat % 13.64 5.74 20.12 15.07
Carbohydrates % 3.62 3.06 2.54 5.81
Calcium mg/100g 3.28 21.53 13.14 10.80

Vit. C mg/kg

38.10

105.90

23.60

9.80

Dietetic fiber

2.00

2.80

1.60

2.20

Calories / fat

122.76

51.66

181.08

135.63

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  Moisture Ash Protein Fat Other
Crickets 75 1 17 6 1
Mealworms 61 1 20 14 4
Zophobas (Superworms) 58 1 19 17 5
Nightcrawler 85 1 10 2 2
Fruit Flies 59 2 20 14 5
Wax Worms 62 1 16 20 1
Redworm 84 2 11 2 2
Silkworm 75 7 10 6 2

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