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Nutritional Value of Live Mealworms

Updated: Aug 20, 2022



Mealworm in diet plays important role in nutrition of animals. Mealworm is the foods that is healthy, energy and protein-rich alternatives to bread which your ducks, swans and geese will love! Dried mealworms are a protein-rich treat that will be welcomed by all wildfowl. Protein is important all year round; from the busy breeding season building & defending nests, raising young and increased competition for food, to the short dark days of winter when cold weather and fewer daylight hours make finding natural food sources difficult.

Watch video of these birds enjoying mealworm:

Mealworms are nutritious insects that are high in protein and fat. They are a good food for birds, reptiles, small animals, and even people. Mealworms are the larvae of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor, also called the darkling beetle or tenebrio beetle. The larvae may also be called yellow mealworms or golden grubs, and they're pure gold for the birds that eat them. These insects are a rich source of protein that is necessary for muscle development in birds.

Mealworms generally contains nutritional values as per follows:

Live Mealworm Nutritional Values*

  • Protein: 21%

  • Fat: 12%

  • Fiber: 2%

  • Water: 63%

*Approximate values (Proportion may vary)

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