Nutritional aspects of an edible insect, Coridius sp. (Hemiptera: Dinidoridae) of Manipur


  • Sheileja Thounaojam Central Agricultural University image/svg+xml
  • Dr. K. Mamocha Singh Central Agricultural University image/svg+xml
  • Dr. Tourangbam Shantibala College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat
  • Dr. Shravan M. Haldhar Central Agricultural University image/svg+xml
  • Dr. Kh. Ibohal Singh Central Agricultural University image/svg+xml



Nutritional, anti-nutritional, protein, lipid, fibre, human diets


The nutritional and antinutritional aspects of Coridius sp. revealed high protein (36.5%), lipids (38.7 %) and fibre (8.7 %) content. The total energy of available carbohydrates, protein, and fat was provided about 494.4 kcal/100 g of energy. Out of the micro-nutrient compositions, iron, potassium and calcium are the most prominent minerals observed in the edible bug which can be used as supplementary food to human diets. IC50 % of 0.363 mg/ml indicates higher than the standard value of ascorbic acid. Low values of antinutritional elements like phenol (25.3 mg/g) and tannin (31.2 mg/g) content showed non-toxic. The insect is found to sell in large quantities in the local market of Manipur. The edible insects provide economic support, nutritive values, food security and environmental management.


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Author Biographies

Sheileja Thounaojam, Central Agricultural University

Research Scholar at Department of Entomology

Dr. K. Mamocha Singh, Central Agricultural University


Dr. Tourangbam Shantibala, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat

Associate Professor at Department of Plant Protection

Dr. Shravan M. Haldhar, Central Agricultural University

Associate Professor at Department of Entomology

Dr. Kh. Ibohal Singh, Central Agricultural University

Professor and Head at Department of Entomology


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How to Cite

Thounaojam, S., Singh, K., Shantibala, T., Haldhar, S., & Singh, K. (2022). Nutritional aspects of an edible insect, Coridius sp. (Hemiptera: Dinidoridae) of Manipur. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, 14(14), 158–163.

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