International Journal of Agricultural Research and Reviews

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Insects as food and feed: A review

1Anankware PJ, 2Fening KO, 1Osekre E and 3Obeng-Ofori D



Accepted 9th December, 2014


This research reviews the contribution of insects to man in his zeal to improve and widen his sources of food, feed and nutrition. It critically looks at major edible insects and how flies and other insects can contribute to the growing demand for cheap protein in the food and feed industry. Priority is also given to nutrition and some rearing models that have been developed and how these can be improved to domesticate these insects into mini-livestock.


Keywords: Insects, nutrition, protein, mini-livestock