Ghosh, S., Meyer-Rochow, V.B. & Jung, C. Honey bees and their brood: a potentially valuable resource of food, worthy of greater appreciation and scientific attention. j ecology environ 45, 31 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41610-021-00212-y
Honey bees and their brood : a potentially valuable resource of food, worthy of greater appreciation and scientific attention
|Author:||Ghosh, Sampat1; Meyer-Rochow, Victor Benno1,2; Jung, Chuleui1,3|
1Agriculture Science and Technology Research Institute, Andong National University, Andong, Republic of Korea
2Department of Ecology and Genetics, Oulu University, Oulu, Finland
3Department of Plant Medical, Andong National University, Andong, Republic of Korea
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022022320596
|Publish Date:|| 2022-02-23
Despite the consumption of bee brood in several parts of the world, particularly in the tropical areas, the practice has received comparatively little attention. We have reviewed all the available information on the nutrient composition and functional properties of different developmental stages of honey bee workers belonging to different species and subspecies. Noticing the competent nutrient composition of, in particular, honey bee brood, pupae, and prepupae, we suggest that they could be a potential source of human nutrition as well as animal feed. Moreover, drone brood is an ideal candidate for use as a food or as food ingredient. However, to analyze the functional properties of different honey bee species remains a task for further analysis.
Journal of ecology and environment
|Type of Publication:||
A2 Review article in a scientific journal
|Field of Science:||
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
The study was funded by BSRP through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Ministry of Education (NRF-2018 R1 A6 A1 A03024862) and RDA agenda project on honey bee PJ01574604.
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