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Table 5 Proximate and mineral content of akokono and feed materials

From: Evaluating the nutritional content of an insect-fortified food for the child complementary diet in Ghana

  Palm pith Akokono fed on palm pith Pito mash Akokono fed on pito mash
Proximatesa
  g/100 g g/100 g g/100 g g/100 g
 Ash (%) 8.08 3.23 3.46 3.18
 Fat (%) 0.69 50.29 7.83 42.43
 Protein (%) 24.08 31.83 27.82 32.39
 Carbohydrate (%) 67.15 14.65 60.89 22.00
Elementsb
  mg/100 g mg/100 g mg/100 g mg/100 g
 Iron 0.48 1.69 0.69 1.75
 Potassium 721.92 26.02 1562.70 65.95
 Calcium 54.59 18.19 75.91 38.31
 Sodium 77.52 19.99 92.28 42.48
 Zinc 1.78 4.48 2.56 6.05
  1. aData represent mean of duplicate analysis reported on dry matter basis
  2. bData represent mean of duplicate analysis