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Nutrient Composition of Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria)

  • Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
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Abstract

In the course of the past few years, there was a new upsurge of interest in insects as food. There are four important locust species in Africa. Schistocerca gregaria, the wilderness locust, is probably the most risky of the locust pests due to the capacity of swarms to fly unexpectedly throughout exceptional distances. Schistocerca g. gregaria, locusts are popular in African and Arabian diets; however, they also are significant across the world. They are consumed fried, roasted, or boiled. Locusts have acquired attention for their promising sensory properties, nutritionally wealthy composition, and sustainable manufacturing possibilities as a food component. The desert locust energy content was found 179 kcal/100 g with protein content of 14–18 (g/100 g fresh weight).

Keywords

Schistocerca gregaria Chemical composition Nutritional value Uses 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
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  1. 1.Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage CentreGhibaish College of Science and TechnologyGhibaishSudan

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