Silkworm Pupae (Dried)
Dried Silkworm Pupae are 100% natural, high protein treat that can be fed to a variety of animals including wild birds, poultry, hedgehogs, reptiles and fish. They are especially renowned for being beneficial in the growth and enhancements of Koi Carp. They also provide better slime coat protection to resist parasite and bacterial infections resulting in a better, bigger, healthier fish. If feeding to fish only feed when the water temperature is above 16°C.
Silkworms have an awful lot going for them. Not only are they used to make sumptuous Thai silk garments but their pupae by-products are tasty too!
Silkworms have a crunchy exterior and, reportedly, the taste and texture of mashed potato inside when fresh!
Ingredients: 100% premium dried silkworm pupae. No preservatives or colours added.
Shelf Life is 12 months from date of manufacture.
Available weights 15g, 50g, 100g, 250g, 500g, and 1kg
Medical publication abstract:
The percentages of total protein and lipid contents by dry weight were 55.6 and 32.2%, respectively. Silkworm pupae protein had high levels of essential amino acids such as valine, methionine, and phenylalanine. The contents of essential amino acids in silkworm pupae protein satisfied the FAO/WHO/UNU suggested requirements (2007). In addition, they also possessed n-3 fatty acids, especially α-linolenic acid (36.3%), as a major component. The 50% ethanol extract of silkworm pupae contained 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ), which is a potent α-glucosidase inhibitor. These results suggest that silkworm pupae are a new source of high-quality protein, lipid, and α-glucosidase inhibitor.
The nutritional content of Silkworm pupae (Bombyx mori) per 100g dried sample
Energy content – 389.60 (Kcal/100g)
Mineral composition (mg/100g)
Calcium 102.31 mg
Potassium 1826.59 mg
Magnesium 287.96 mg
Phosphorus 1369.94 mg
Sodium 274.57 mg
Iron 9.54 mg
Zinc 17.75 mg
Manganese 2.49 mg
Copper 2.08 mg
Selenium 0.08 mg
Vitamin A 273.99 micrograms
Vitamin E 51.45 IU/kg
Vitamin C <5.78 mg
Vitamin B1 1.91 mg
Vitamin B2 5.43 mg
Vitamin B3 15.20 mg
Vitamin B5 12.49 mg
Vitamin B7 144.51 micrograms
Vitamin B9 0.41 mg
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