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Table 3 Mineral compostion [mg/100 g] (dry weight)

From: Edible insects as a food source: a review

SpeciesStage/PartCommon elementsTrace elements
CaKMgPNaFeZnMnCuISe
Blattodea (cockroach)
Blatta lateralisNymph24.00160.0021.00122.0053.00      
Periplaneta americanaNymph38.50224.0025.00176.0074.401.483.270.260.790.030.03
Coleoptera
Callipogon barbatus (long-horned beetle)Larva157.0015.20135.0015.2047.20      
Rhynchophorus phoenicis (African palm weevil)Larva54.101025.00131.80352.0052.0014.7026.500.801.60 
Tenebrio molitor (Yellow mealworm beetle)Larva47.18895.01210.24748.03140.945.4113.651.361.600.010.07
Zophobas morio (superworm)Larva81.02750.59118.29562.95112.833.927.291.020.86 
Diptera
Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly)Larva140.00 130.001100.00 45.4214.701.610.87  
Hermetia illucens (soldier fly)Larva934.00453.00174.00356.0088.706.665.626.180.400.030.03
Musca domestica (house fly)Adult76.50303.0080.60372.00135.0012.508.582.661.290.010.02
Musca domestica (house fly)Larva2010.00  1320.00660.0060.4023.705.603.40  
Hemiptera
Aspongubus viduatus (melon bug)Adult1021.21200.08301.101234.33401.10      
Agonoscelis pubescensAdult759.51412.52309.22923.11340.41      
Euschistus egglestoni (stink bug)Adult204.00108.001910.00 397.0057.0059.00    
Hymenoptera
Apis mellifera (honeybee)Adult222.901585.40201.70860.1075.6037.7014.00 4.60  
Apis mellifera (honeybee)Pupa97.002207.30193.90900.0060.8015.3011.70 3.70  
Apis mellifera (honeybee)Larva84.901871.90177.00782.5059.4013.3011.60 3.60  
Oecophylla virescens (tree ant)Adult79.70957.00122.10936.00270.00109.0016.906.302.17  
Polybia occidentalisPupa93.0054.00982.00 59.0035.0028.00    
 Bee broodImmature stages59.481159.4890.95771.5555.175.566.900.261.72  
Isoptera (termite)
Macrotermes nigeriensisDewinged adults0.10336.006.101.49112.000.960.100.080.07 0.00
Lepidoptera
Anaphe venata (African silkworm)Larva40.001150.0050.00730.0030.0010.0010.0040.001.00  
Bombyx mori (domesticated silkworm)Larva102.311826.59287.861369.94274.579.5417.752.492.08 0.08
Bombyx mori (domesticated silkworm)Pupa158.00 207.00474.00 26.0023.000.710.15  
Imbrasia epimethea (mopane caterpillar)Larva224.731258.06402.15666.6775.2713.0111.085.811.18  
Imbrasia truncata (mopane caterpillar)Larva131.611348.44192.02841.42183.398.7411.113.241.40  
Usta terpsichore (mopane caterpillar)Larva391.003259.0059.00766.003340.0039.1025.306.702.60  
Orthoptera
Acheta domesticus (cricket)Adult132.141126.62109.42957.79435.066.2721.793.732.01 0.06
Boopedon flaviventris (boopies)Adult88.0066.00521.00 173.0024.0032.00    
Ruspolia differens (cricket)Adult24.50259.7033.10121.00229.7013.0012.402.500.50  
Sphenarium histrio (grasshopper)Adult82.00177.00420.00 1142.0016.0078.00    
Sphenarium purpurascens (grasshopper)Adult112.00377.00424.00 609.0018.0042.00    
 Recommended daily intakes [mg/day] for adults 1300.004700.00240.00700.00<=150033.008.502.201.10 0.03
  1. The data were summarized by the following references: Józefiak et al. 2016, Kulma et al. 2016, Finke 2005, 2013, Mariod et al. 2011, Van Huis et al. 2013, Belluco et al. 2013, Ramos-Elorduy et al. 1997, Rumpold and Schluter 2013. Mean values are shown if multiple different reports exist