A review of edible saturniidae (Lepidoptera) caterpillars in Africa

Abstract:

Background Edible saturniids constitute an important component of traditional diets in sub-Saharan Africa. They are also a source of livelihood for many rural communities both as food and as a source of income. Main body This review compiles information on the diversity, distribution, decimating factors, nutrition and conservation concerns of edible saturniids. A compilation of nutritional profiles, amino-acids, mineral and fat content of saturniids is presented. Details of edible saturniids consumption and food plants are listed as well as vernacular names in different parts of Africa. A comparison of collection, processing, storage and trading methods based on available literature is also included. Processing, which is mostly carried out by women, involves tedious and time-consuming methods that need to be improved. Poor handling and storage cause bacterial and fungal contamination that raises food safety concerns. An in-depth discussion of conservation concerns and possible interventions is also provided
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APA

Kusia, E (2024). A review of edible saturniidae (Lepidoptera) caterpillars in Africa. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-review-of-edible-saturniidae-lepidoptera-caterpillars-in-africa

MLA 8th

Kusia, Elizabeth "A review of edible saturniidae (Lepidoptera) caterpillars in Africa" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/a-review-of-edible-saturniidae-lepidoptera-caterpillars-in-africa. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

MLA7

Kusia, Elizabeth . "A review of edible saturniidae (Lepidoptera) caterpillars in Africa". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 20 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/a-review-of-edible-saturniidae-lepidoptera-caterpillars-in-africa >.

Chicago

Kusia, Elizabeth . "A review of edible saturniidae (Lepidoptera) caterpillars in Africa" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/a-review-of-edible-saturniidae-lepidoptera-caterpillars-in-africa