Amino Acids

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 161–173 | Cite as

Amino acid determination in some edible Mexican insects

  • O. Ladrón de Guevara
  • P. Padilla
  • L. García
  • J. M. Pino
  • J. Ramos-Elorduy


The amino acid contents of edible insects from different provinces of Mexico and reference proteins were analysed by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography and ion exchange chromatography. The insect amino acid contents were higher than the adult requirements indicated by the WHO/FAO pattern.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Ladrón de Guevara
    • 1
  • P. Padilla
    • 1
  • L. García
    • 1
  • J. M. Pino
    • 2
  • J. Ramos-Elorduy
    • 2
  1. 1.Unidad de Aminoacidos, Instituto de Investigaciones BiomédicasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoCoyoacánMéxico
  2. 2.Instituto de BiologíaUNAMCoyoacánMéxico

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