Last Updated on October 29, 2022.
The table below demonstrates that the nutritional content of insects varies not only between species of insects, but also between canned, live, and freeze dried versions as well as between vendors. When studying the protein and fat content of the insects, it is important to note the moisture content. The higher the moisture contents the lower the percentage of protein and fat.
|Food Item||Protein %||Fat %||Fiber %||Moisture %|
|Fly Larvae GRU||15.58||7.81||3.46||68.18|
|Mealworm Larvae (Worms) GCF||19.70||9.78||2.60||66.07|
|Mealworm Larvae (Worms) GRU||20.27||12.27||1.73||62.44|
|Snails (De-shelled) ZMC||15.40||17.00||6.30||64.20|
|Snails (Shelled) ETC||18.80||0.60||3.20||76.00|
|ENFD – Exotic Nutrition’s Freeze Dried|
|ETC – Exo Terra Canned|
|FFD – Fluker’s Freeze Dried|
|GCF – Gahnn’s Cricket Farm|
|GRU – Grubco|
|ZMC – Zoo Med’s Canned|
Please note that products, ingredients, and analyses are subject to change per manufacturer.