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Interdisciplinary Uses of Some Edible Species

  • Beatrice Mofoluwaso Fasogbon
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Abstract

As the global population has been predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050, there is a need to meet the growing demand for food. The current food production needs to be doubled in size by finding more sustainable food production methods and other sources of nutrition. Edible insects are been investigated to offer a potential solution to this problem. The consumption of insects is now of public interest mainly because of its availability and cheap sources of nutrition. With further work on research, edible insects might become an important and alternative source of food, oil, protein, and bioactive components for human consumption and industrial utilization in the nearest future.

Keywords

Interdisciplinary Edible insects Nutritional composition 

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  • Beatrice Mofoluwaso Fasogbon
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  1. 1.Department of Food TechnologyFederal Institute of Industrial ResearchLagosNigeria

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