Chemical composition of caterpillars sold in Kinshasa City, D.R. Congo
Joseph – Desire OLEKO WA OLEKO
Corresponding Author : Joseph – Desire OLEKO WA OLEKO
Institute Superior of Medical Techniques of Tshumbe, P.O. BOX. 64 Tshumbe, D.R. Congo
Email ID : j_d_Oleko@yahoo.fr
Received : 2018-05-09 Accepted : 2018-06-28 Published : 2018-06-28
Abstract : Three samples of dried caterpillars (EA, EB and EC) from three markets of Kinshasa ( Democratic Republic of the Congo) were analyzed to evaluate their nutritional value. Obtained results indicate that these caterpillars show high content in proteins (48% for EA, 49 % EB and 51% for EC). Mineral elements ( Ca, Mg, P and N) were also analyzed and concentration of glucose, lipids, fibers and energetic value determined. These results indicate that caterpillars sold in Kinshasa markets can be used to compensate low proteins and nutriments content of food for low income population.
Keywords : Caterpillars, proteins, minerals elements, fibers, lipids.
Citation : Joseph – Desire OLEKO WA OLEKO. (2018). Chemical composition of caterpillars sold in Kinshasa City, D.R. Congo. J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V6I4.02. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1303257
Copyright : © 2018 Joseph – Desire OLEKO WA OLEKO. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences
ISSN : 2348-294X
Volume 6 / Issue 4
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