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Table 1 Physicochemical composition of Tenebroideae beetles T. molitor and U.dermestoides

From: Comparative study of composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of two adult edible insects from Tenebrionidae family

  U. dermestoides T. molitor
Ash 2.12 ± 0.71 3.24 ± 1.48
Protein (N × 6.25) 40.36 ± 0.79 * 54.86 ± 1.70 **
Fat 8.33 ± 0.69 * 12.50 ± 1.46 **
Crude fiber 49.17 ± 0.32 * 26.63 ± 0.69 **
NFE 0.02 ± 1.38 2.77 ± 0.94
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation (n = 3). All data are expressed as g/100 g dry mass, N: Nitrogen
  2. *At the exponential, in the same row, show there are significant differences (p-value < 0.05)