Improving nutritional intake
Influencing these parameters is extremely relevant for our industry, considering the prevalence of human diseases associated with saturated fatty acids and trans fats. The addition of Actisaf® Sc 47 in the rearing substrate decreases the concentration of saturated acids (12.0 and 14:0), and the amount of trans fat acids in insect meal; at the same time, it increases linoleic acids (18:2n-6) and polyunsaturated fatty acids. This is a significant contribution to insect meal valorisation, given the human disease risk mentioned above. Conversely, polyunsaturated fatty acids are considered good fats, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in humans.