As a leading producer of yellow mealworm products, we are excited to share the latest findings on the effectiveness of duckweed as a feeding substrate. A recent study has revealed that incorporating duckweed into the mealworm diet can lead to remarkable improvements in both production parameters and nutrient composition.
According to the study, the yellow mealworm diets that proved most suitable for significant enhancements in production and nutrient composition contained no more than 50% duckweed. Notably, the combination of 25% duckweed and 75% semolina emerged as the optimal substrate, showcasing substantial improvements in both aspects.
However, for those seeking even greater benefits, exploring the potential of a substrate with 50% duckweed and 50% semolina is worth considering. Although the inclusion of duckweed had a limited effect on fatty acid composition, a 75% inclusion and 100% duckweed substrate significantly improved the amino acid composition of the yellow mealworm.
Moreover, mealworms fed 100% duckweed exhibited the highest protein content, rivaling the levels found in fishmeal. Though the total weight produced was slightly lower, the higher protein concentration is a valuable advantage.
Commercial yellow mealworm producers can harness the power of duckweed to achieve substantial growth improvements, resulting in significantly higher yields while maintaining a similar feed conversion rate (FCR). This means the same feed quantity can yield a much higher output.
By incorporating duckweed as a feeding substrate, the yellow mealworm meal produced boasted an impressive protein content of 69%, rivaling the protein content found in soy. This breakthrough allows for nutritionally rich yellow mealworm products, positioning them as a versatile and sustainable protein source.
At our company, we are committed to optimizing yellow mealworm production and nutritional value. By leveraging the benefits of duckweed in our feeding process, we continue to uphold our reputation for delivering superior and nutrient-rich yellow mealworm products.
Join us in harnessing the potential of duckweed to revolutionize yellow mealworm production and explore the limitless possibilities of this extraordinary feeding substrate. Together, we can create a brighter and more sustainable future for the insect-based protein industry.
Discover the power of duckweed today and unlock the full potential of yellow mealworms with us. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together.