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Nowadays insect has formed a significant part in many societies as atraditional food because of their nutritional content DeFoliart 1995However in westernized societies there is a negative attitude towardsinsect-eating which is dirty disgusting and dangerous Looy et al2014 Although Australian aborigines eat insects as a food source mostof them start to adopt European diet rather than insects diet afterEuropean settlement Yen 2009 According to Chinweuba et al 2011the larval of Raphia palm weevil Rhynchophorus phoenicis is widelyconsumed in Nigeria This assignment will argue that it can bedeliberately added to bread and sold in Australia by discussing thenutritional content of this insect and acceptance of this product Introduction of Rhynchophorus phoenicisThe species Rhynchophorus phoenicis of the order Coleoptera isdistributed throughout tropical Africa Tambe et al 2013Rhynchophorus phoenicis is consumed at the larvae stage of its lifecycle in several African countries such as Nigeria and Cameroon Tiencheu et al 2013 According to Ayalogu et al 2005 it is a highenergy provided food source since it can provide 1232 kcals energy byconsuming only 290g daily Many people in those countries consumed thelarvae of Rhynchophorus phoenicis as a nutritional food sources viastewing frying smoking roasting or adding them directly to pasteTambe et al 2013 They believes that it also has some medicalproperties Chinweuba et al 2011 Chinweuba et al 2011 states thatthe larvae form contains high protein all the eight essentia aminoacids needed for human development and some beneficial mineral elementssuch as calcium potassium and iron Besides that the larvae also has ahigh moisture content which indicates that those essential nutrientsare in those solution content and can easily to be digested by humanChinweuba et al 2011 Lastly because it has become the traditionalmenu in Cameroon inhabitants of the tropical rain forest belt rearedthese larvae and sold in local markets to increase their incomes Tambeet al 2013 Rhynchophorus phoenicisnutrition content A high protein value source Mayhew and Penny 1998 states that Rhynchophorus phoenicis has a highprotein level316 - 059 which
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