4. April 2018
Insects, known for their high nutrient content can be an appropriate and valuable source in the sector of animal feed. The structure of insects also has a stimulating effect on the generation of microbiota with a positive influence on animal health. Thus, for example, the use of antibiotics in animal feed can be reduced. In a dossier published in the Journal of Insects as Food and Feed these components are described more closely, components such as chitin, lauric acid as well as antimicrobial peptides.
You will find more details in this editorial: http://www.allaboutfeed.net/New-Proteins/Articles/2018/3/Insects-3-healthy-compounds-for-animal-feed-264878E/?cmpid=NLC|allboutfeed|2018-03-30|Insects:_3_healthy_compounds_for_animal_feed