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Nutritional quality, functional properties and anti-nutrient compositions of the larva of Cirina forda (Westwood) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16365926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Determination of the proximate, nutritionally valuable minerals and anti-nutrient compositions in larvae of Cirina forda (W) showed that they contained high levels of protein, (55.50%+/-1.20%) with ash, moisture, fat, and carbohydrate levels being (10.26%+/-0.01%), (10.85%+/-0.38%), (4.68%+/-0.01%) and (18.70%+/-0.84%) respectively. Fibre was not detected. Protein solubility was higher in alkaline media than in acidic media while the isoelectric points were pH 4, 6 and 9 indicating that C. forda may be useful in food formulations involving foods like meat products. Phosphorus had the highest value of (215.54+/-0.21) mg/100 g while manganese had the lowest value of (1.14+/-0.10) mg/100 g. Copper, Co, Pb, Cr and Ni were not available. Water absorption capacity was (300%+/-0.15%), oil absorption capacity was (358.44%+/-0.21%) and foaming stability was (3%+/-0.00%). The results of anti-nutritional analysis revealed that oxalate and phytic acid contents were (4.11+/-0.05) mg/100 g and (1.02+/-0.00) mg/100 g respectively and that these values fell within nutritionally accepted values. Tannin was not detected in C. forda. C. forda, a rich source of animal nutrients, usable in human diets and animal feeds formulations.
O T Omotoso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1673-1581     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-20     Completed Date:  2006-02-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101236535     Medline TA:  J Zhejiang Univ Sci B     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Food Analysis / methods*
Insect Proteins / analysis*
Larva / chemistry
Lepidoptera / chemistry*
Minerals / analysis*
Nutritive Value
Oxalates / analysis*
Phytic Acid / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insect Proteins; 0/Minerals; 0/Oxalates; 83-86-3/Phytic Acid

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