Insects Oil. It could be an interesting new source of healthy omega 3 fatty acid because bugs make it themselves and can also survive on plant debris. Wageningen University examines what insects are best to use for oil, and what would be their optimal diet.
For her doctoral studied Tzompa Sosa fats in milk. Out of curiosity, she let loose once similar analysis on the oil overhad a fellow in the lab after protein extraction from insects. “That oil is found to contain a lot of fatty acids, both saturated and unsaturated.” Tzompa Sosa showed in addition to the oil in an environmentally friendly way to win, and also produces the highest yield and the best quality compared to other processes. The Wageningen researcher shrugged include oil mealworms, beetle larvae, crickets, cockroaches, grasshoppers and flying soldiers. “It smells all different, each one better than the other.”
The industry has an interest in sustainable fatty acids, including lauric acid and omega-3. Of lauric acid (which for example is in coconut oil) are bactericidal and virus-destroying properties are known. For omega-3 fish is now the source. It is added to feed for farmed salmon and cats, stopped to foods or in capsules. “Cats die of a completely plant-based diet without such additives. Therefore they eat wild meat. Salmon breeding would otherwise other wild caught fish or fish meal. “And people need to ingest a certain amount of fatty acids. Further, is by the composition of insects, for example, oil used in cosmetics for the hand.
To investigate cultivation, diet and treatment of insect oil works veto the Wageningen researchers with entomologists and biobased experts from Wageningen UR. Currently running investigation into the various fractions contained in oils and their properties, because of differences in the time they are liquid and solid. Also follows a risk assessment of use of insect oil for humans and animals.