Black soldier Fly meal is an excellent protein source for many animals
Researches and feed tests suggest that Hermetia illucens meal can replace fish meal in diets in ranges of 10% to 100%, depends on the animal, age and type of meal.
BSFL meal is an optimal protein source for insectivorous animals as some types of fish, chicken, turkey and pigs.
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Animals that can digest chitin as birds, some types of fish ,shrimps and other crustaceans can optimally use the nutrients naturally found in BSFL meal as chitin, Phosphorus and Calcium. These minerals are important in the metabolism of the animal and are found in their natural diet, which usually includes insects.
Chitin is a polysaccharide that is found in BSFL meal, its concentration in the BSFL meal is about 5.5% . Chitin is known as promoter of wound healing, increases immune response, and possesses anti tumor activity. This can help to reduce using antibiotics and other medication.
The lipids found in BSFL as Lauric fatty acid is known as active against lipid coated viruses, measles virus, clostridium, and many pathogenic protozoa.