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Vol. 12, Issue 3 (2023)

Silkworm pupae meal: An alternative protein source for livestock

Author(s):
KM Rashmi, M Chandrasekharaiah, NM Soren, KS Prasad, CG David, Y Thirupathaiah and V Shivaprasad
Abstract:
Silkworm pupae meal is a nutrient-dense by product of the silk reeling industry and is available in significant quantity. It is a good source of protein, lipids, minerals, and vitamins and is considered a good source of nutrients. It is a rich source of limiting amino acids such as methionine and lysine and has an essential amino acid profile similar to that of a whole egg. Also, it is a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as linolenic acid. The excellent nutrient profile makes silkworm pupae meal a valuable and versatile ingredient that can be used in animal feed as an alternative to conventional protein sources such as soybean meal, groundnut cake, etc. Thus, the use of silkworm pupae meal in livestock feed will lessen the dependency on conventional protein sources. In addition, the environmental pollution caused by the disposal of huge amounts of silkworm pupae will be significantly reduced.
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How to cite this article:
KM Rashmi, M Chandrasekharaiah, NM Soren, KS Prasad, CG David, Y Thirupathaiah, V Shivaprasad. Silkworm pupae meal: An alternative protein source for livestock. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(3):3691-3696.

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