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Novel Techniques in Nutrition and Food Science

Edible Insects-the Future of a Healthy Diet?

  • Open or CloseBlanka Tobolkova*

    Department of Chemistry and Food Analysis, Slovakia

    *Corresponding author: Blanka Tobolkova, Department of Chemistry and Food Analysis, Slovakia

Submission: August 07, 2019;Published: August 13, 2019

Volume4 Issue2
August, 2019

Abstract

The global population is increasing, it is estimated that in 2050 the human population will reach 9 billion. Generally, insect represents a valuable alternative source of proteins with nutritional benefits that cannot be neglected. Entomophagy, the eating of insects, can be promoted for different reasons:

Insects are rich in nutrients (proteins, fat, fibre, vitamins and minerals)

They are the most species-rich resources

Their farming can be a more sustainable practice than beef rearing

They can be eaten a variety of ways

They taste great.

Keywords: Edible insects; Nutrition; Sensory analysis

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