Assessment of the Functional and Technological Properties of Zooprotein Based on Fly Larvae (Lucilia Caesar) As Feed Composition


Recently, biotechnologies are gaining large scale as promising areas of science that are exploring the possibilities of using living organisms, systems or products of their vital functions for solving technological problems. The object of present research is the high-protein preparation Zooprotein based on the larvae of the fly species Lucilia Caesar. The insect gained wide popularity due to the highly effective bioconversion of various solid organic waste, as well as the high nutritional value of the larvae with the possibility of using fly larvae in farm animals and aquaculture feeding. The high-protein preparation Zooprotein based on the larvae of Lucilia Caesar can be considered as a promising functional ingredient for feeding diets for various animal species due to unique chemical composition. Present study provides data on the antimicrobial properties of Lucilia Caesar flies from the point of view of the safety in use of the high-protein feed ingredient Zooprotein as feed composition. In addition, the functional and technological properties of Zooprotein were evaluated in comparison with other commonly used ingredients in the feed industry, in particular fish and meat and bone meal. Also, the main basis for its application is the ability to bind moisture and fat, create a specific structure for the finished product, and, finally, the harmlessness of using this product. The main purpose of present research is to study the functional and technological properties of high-protein preparation Zooprotein in comparison with other commonly used feed ingredients.

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