Agricultural feed

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Below is a table of chemical composition and nutritional value of Black Soldier Fly Larvae – dehydrated.

Avg: average or predicted value; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum value; Max: maximum value; Nb: number of values (samples) used.

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 91.3 1.1 90.0 92.5 5
Crude protein % DM 42.1 1.0 41.1 43.6 5
Crude fibre % DM 7.0 1
Ether extract % DM 26.0 8.3 15.0 34.8 5
Ash % DM 20.6 6.0 14.6 28.4 5
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 22.1 *
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 75.6 17.1 50.0 86.3 4
Phosphorus g/kg DM 9.0 4.0 6.4 15.0 4
Potassium g/kg DM 6.9 1
Sodium g/kg DM 1.3 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.9 1
Manganese mg/kg DM 246 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 108 1
Copper mg/kg DM 6 1
Iron mg/kg DM 1370 1
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Alanine % protein 7.7 0.8 6.9 8.8 4
Arginine % protein 5.6 0.3 5.3 6.1 4
Aspartic acid % protein 11.0 1.8 8.5 12.5 4
Cystine % protein 0.1 1
Glutamic acid % protein 10.9 2.4 8.7 13.5 4
Glycine % protein 5.7 0.8 5.2 6.8 4
Histidine % protein 3.0 1.0 2.3 4.5 4
Isoleucine % protein 5.1 0.5 4.7 5.6 4
Leucine % protein 7.9 0.6 7.1 8.4 4
Lysine % protein 6.6 0.9 6.0 8.0 4
Methionine % protein 2.1 0.3 1.7 2.4 4
Phenylalanine % protein 5.2 0.4 4.6 5.6 4
Proline % protein 6.6 5.5 7.7 2
Serine % protein 3.1 1.9 0.3 4.2 4
Threonine % protein 3.7 1.7 1.3 4.8 4
Tryptophan % protein 0.5 1
Tyrosine % protein 6.9 0.7 6.0 7.7 4
Valine % protein 8.2 1.3 6.4 9.1 4