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Clanis bilineata tsingtauica: A Sustainable Edible Insect Resource

by 1, 1, 2,3,* and 1,*
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College of Plant Protection, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun 130118, China
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College of Food Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130062, China
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State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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Academic Editors: Christos I. Rumbos, David Deruytter, János-István Petrusán and Christos G. Athanassiou
Sustainability 2021, 13(22), 12533; https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212533
Received: 25 September 2021 / Revised: 9 November 2021 / Accepted: 11 November 2021 / Published: 12 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Insect Farming: Feed the Future)
Insects provide a series of ecological services vital to human survival. Over 1000 insect species have been used for human consumption in Asia, Latin America, and Africa for more than 2000 years. Among them, the soybean hawkmoth, Clanis bilineata tsingtauica (CBT), is a traditional edible insect. CBT, known for its high nutritional value, is considered safe with a long consumption history in East Asia. The present review provides an overview of the rearing technology and utilization prospects of CBT. It has been extensively cultivated on live soybean plants under field and glasshouse conditions. However, an efficient rearing technology has not been reported. The mass production of CBT is still under investigation, and more advanced technology is required to develop high-quality food ingredients to meet consumer needs on a large scale. In addition, food derived from the soybean hawkmoth is prevalent in the farm product market. It is used as freeze-dried, fried, fresh meat, and canned meat. CBT-derived food, a potential dietary supplement used to retard aging in humans, would be a novel and emerging product in the food industry. The development of CBT-derived food will generate more economic and social value if the market demand can be met. This review will provide an insight into CBT mass production and its potential application in the food industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: Clanis bilineata tsingtauica; insect farming; insect use; entomophagy; biotic resource Clanis bilineata tsingtauica; insect farming; insect use; entomophagy; biotic resource
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Gao, Y.; Zhao, Y.-J.; Xu, M.-L.; Shi, S.-S. Clanis bilineata tsingtauica: A Sustainable Edible Insect Resource. Sustainability 2021, 13, 12533. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212533

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Gao Y, Zhao Y-J, Xu M-L, Shi S-S. Clanis bilineata tsingtauica: A Sustainable Edible Insect Resource. Sustainability. 2021; 13(22):12533. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212533

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Gao, Yu, Yi-Jin Zhao, Meng-Lei Xu, and Shu-Sen Shi. 2021. "Clanis bilineata tsingtauica: A Sustainable Edible Insect Resource" Sustainability 13, no. 22: 12533. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212533

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