Nutritional Value, Protein and Peptide Composition of Edible Cricket Powders

Magdalena Montowska , Przemysław Łukasz Kowalczewski , Iga Rybicka , Emilia Fornal


There are various indicators, including FAO and EU sources, that edible insects could become one of the solutions to the problem of global food supply. This report was aimed at improving the knowledge on powdered crickets (Acheta domesticus). The analyses of the basic nutritional composition revealed that cricket powders were rich in protein (42.0 to 45.8% of dry matter) and fat (23.6 to 29.1% of dry matter). In terms of mineral content, CPs were rich in Ca, Mg and Fe. Most of all, the levels of Cu, Mn and Zn were especially high (2.33 to 4.51, 4.1 to 12.5, 12.8 to 21.8 mg/100g of dry matter, respectively). Furthermore, the analyses into the proteins indicated that the cricket powders were treated with high temperatures and allowed the determination of four cricket-specific peptides that showed sufficient thermostability to serve as markers for authentication.
Author Magdalena Montowska - Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu
Magdalena Montowska,,
, Przemysław Łukasz Kowalczewski - Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu
Przemysław Łukasz Kowalczewski,,
, Iga Rybicka (WT / KTiAI)
Iga Rybicka,,
- Department of Technology and Instrumental Analysis
, Emilia Fornal - Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie, MNiSW [80]
Emilia Fornal,,
Journal seriesFood Chemistry, ISSN 0308-8146, e-ISSN 1873-7072, (N/A 200 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in PolishAcheta domesticus, chrząszcz, owad, składnik mineralny, peptyd, marker, UHPLC-QTOF-MS / MS
Keywords in EnglishAcheta domesticus, cricket, insect, mineral, peptide, marker, UHPLC-QTOF-MS/MS
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 1106 Food Science; 1602 Analytical Chemistry
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)200
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 200.0, 07-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 5; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 2.17; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 5.399 (2) - 2018=5.488 (5)
Citation count*19 (2020-09-19)
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UwagiFirst online: 13 March 2019
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