Lesser mealworm protein concentrate powder is a highly nutritious and healthy food source with high fat, protein, vitamin, fiber and mineral content. The composition of unsaturated Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids in mealworms is comparable with that in fish (and higher than in cattle and pigs), and the protein, vitamin and mineral content of mealworms is similar to that in fish and meat.
Lesser mealworm protein concentrate powder can be worked into bread, flour, instant noodles, pastries, biscuits, candy and condiments.
100% Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)
• Source of protein
Worms are a highly nutritious diet and acceptable as an alternative source of protein. It is a source that meets essential human needs of amino acids. Amino acids compositions fulfill the requirements of human beings. Worms contain the highest amount of lysine and threonine and these are deficient in common food such as wheat, rice, cassava and corn.
• Fatty acid composition
Remarkable composition of the long chain of fatty acids, such as; oleic acid (C18:1) along
with linoleic acid (C18:2) and palmitic acid (C16).
• Source of Omega 3
A high amount of Omega 3 has been found in mealworm.
• Source of Omega 6
The amount of Omega 6 is significantly important in mealworm. Acid Omega 6, is an
essential polyunsaturated fatty acid that produces the lipid component of all cellular membranes of our body, was considerably observed.
• Source of Omega 9
The oleic acid known as unsaturated fatty acid is found in vegetable products and is
responsible of reducing the blood pressure and the level of cholesterol in human blood.
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