Insects As Sustainable Food Ingredients: Production, Processing And Food Applications

Hardcover | July 11, 2016

byAaron T. DosseyEditorJuan A. Morales-ramos, M. Guadalupe Rojas

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Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients: Production, Processing and Food Applications describes how insects can be mass produced and incorporated into our food supply at an industrial and cost-effective scale, providing valuable guidance on how to build the insect-based agriculture and the food and biomaterial industry. Editor Aaron Dossey, a pioneer in the processing of insects for human consumption, brings together a team of international experts who effectively summarize the current state-of-the-art, providing helpful recommendations on which readers can build companies, products, and research programs. Researchers, entrepreneurs, farmers, policymakers, and anyone interested in insect mass production and the industrial use of insects will benefit from the content in this comprehensive reference. The book contains all the information a basic practitioner in the field needs, making this a useful resource for those writing a grant, a research or review article, a press article, or news clip, or for those deciding how to enter the world of insect based food ingredients. Details the current state and future direction of insects as a sustainable source of protein, food, feed, medicine, and other useful biomaterials Provides valuable guidance that is useful to anyone interested in utilizing insects as food ingredients Presents insects as an alternative protein/nutrient source that is ideal for food companies, nutritionists, entomologists, food entrepreneurs, and athletes, etc. Summarizes the current state-of-the-art, providing helpful recommendations on building companies, products, and research programs Ideal reference for researchers, entrepreneurs, farmers, policymakers, and anyone interested in insect mass production and the industrial use of insects Outlines the challenges and opportunities within this emerging industry

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Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients: Production, Processing and Food Applications describes how insects can be mass produced and incorporated into our food supply at an industrial and cost-effective scale, providing valuable guidance on how to build the insect-based agriculture and the food and biomaterial industry. Editor Aaron Do...

Dr. Aaron Dossey holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Cum Laude with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry, is a professional self-taught Entomologist, Founding President of All Things Bugs LLC and inventor of GrioproTM cricket powder (www.cricketpowder.com). He h...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:402 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 11, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128028564

ISBN - 13:9780128028568

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Edible Insects

Chapter 2: Insects as Food: History, Culture, and Modern Use around the World

Chapter 3: Nutrient Content and Health Benefits of Insects

Chapter 4: Edible Insects Farming: Efficiency and Impact on Family Livelihood, Food Security, and Environment Compared With Livestock and Crops

Chapter 5: Modern Insect-Based Food Industry: Current Status, Insect Processing Technology, and Recommendations Moving Forward

Chapter 6: Insect Mass Production Technologies

Chapter 7: Food Safety and Regulatory Concerns

Chapter 8: Ensuring Food Safety in Insect Based Foods: Mitigating Microbiological and Other Foodborne Hazards

Chapter 9: Insects and Their Connection to Food Allergy

Chapter 10: Brief Summary of Insect Usage as an Industrial Animal Feed/Feed Ingredient