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Proximate and elemental composition of white grubs

AJ Alhassan
MS Sule
JA Hsassan
BA Baba
A Aliyu
MD Aliyu


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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