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Table 2 Proximate composition of the studied insects

From: Proximate and mineral compositions of Samia cynthia ricini and Dytiscus marginalis, commonly consumed by the Bodo tribe in Assam, India

Parameters Samia cynthia ricini Dytiscus marginalis
Moisture (%) 7.89 ± 0.020 5.46 ± 0.207
Ash (%) 4.10 ± 0.077 3.40 ± 0.227
Crude fibre (%) 8.24 ± 0.382 14.28 ± 0.102
Fat (%) 22.23 ± 0.209 15.04 ± 0.156
Protein (%) 49.74 ± 0.189 56.37 ± 0.366
Nitrogen (%) 7.95 ± 0.028 9.02 ± 0.058
Carbohydrate (%) 7.78 ± 0.057 5.43 ± 0.063
Calorific value (kcal) 430.19 ± 2.241 382.58 ± 1.527
  1. Data are mentioned as mean ± SEM
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