Proximate and elemental composition of white grubs

  • AJ Alhassan
  • MS Sule
  • JA Hsassan
  • BA Baba
  • A Aliyu
  • MD Aliyu
Keywords: White grubs, Proximate Analysis, Essential element, Nutrient

Abstract

This study determined the proximate and mineral element composition of whole white grubs using standard methods of analysis. Proximate analysis showed on percentage dry matter basis: 65.86 ± 1.23% (protein, lipids, carbohydrates and ash) and (moisture content) 34.01 ± 1.00%. The lipid and protein contents showed the highest mean ± standard deviation percentage of 29.67 ± 1.34% and 12.75 ± 3.65% respectively. Mineral contents of white grub in terms of relative concentration was found to be in the order of K > Mg > Na > Ca > Mn > Zn > Fe > Cu. These elements in white grubs are appreciable to meet nutritional requirements. Therefore, consumption of white grubs is advised. Keywords: White grubs, Proximate Analysis, Essential element, Nutrient
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eISSN: 2006-6996
print ISSN: 2006-6996