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Table 1 Proximate analysis (% of dry matter) and fatty acid composition of defatted Hermetia illucens larvae meal and Hermetia illucens larvae fat

From: Suitability of Hermetia illucens larvae meal and fat in broiler diets: effects on animal performance, apparent ileal digestibility, gut histology, and microbial metabolites

 Items Larvae meal Larvae fat
Dry matter, % 95.2
Crude protein, % 67.6
Acid-detergent fibre (ADF), % 17.9
ADF-linked protein, % 10.2  
Ash, % 8.79
Ether extract following acid hydrolysis, % 9.52
Lysine, % 3.42
Methionine, % 1.14
Cysteine, % 9.8
Threonine, % 2.39
Phosphorus, g/kg 10.1
Calcium, g/kg 9.54
Sodium, g/kg 1.19
Fatty acid composition, % of total FAME
 C 10:0 (Capric acid) 0.99 1.25
 C 11:0 (Undecanoic acid) 0.12
 C 12:0 (Lauric acid) 43.65 54.42
 C 14:0 (Myristic acid) 8.71 10.13
 C 16:0 (Palmitic acid) 15.06 12.22
 C 18:0 (Stearic acid) 2.87 1.73
 Total SFA 72.13 80.90
 C 16:1 (Palmitoleic acid) 2.90 2.36
 C 18:1 n-9 t (Elaidic acid) 0.18
 C18:1 n-9 (Oleic acid) 13.14 7.92
 Total MUFA 16.04 10.78
 C 18:2 n-6c (Linoleic acid) 10.97 7.67
 C 18:3 n-3 (α-Linolenic acid) 0.86 0.65
 Total PUFA 11.83 8.33
 UFA/SFA 0.39 0.24
  1. FAME Fatty acid methyl ester, SFA Saturated fatty acids, MUFA Monounsaturated fatty acids, PUFA Polyunsaturated fatty acids, UFA Unsaturated fatty acids