Table 1 Median and inter-quartile range for nutrients associated with over-nutrition, including those used in the Ofcom model, in 100 g of commonly consumed meats, meat by-products (offal) and insects

From: Are edible insects more or less ‘healthy’ than commonly consumed meats? A comparison using two nutrient profiling models developed to combat over- and undernutrition

Daily value a N Energy (Kcal) 2000 Nutrient content per 100 g edible portion
    Protein (g) Fat (g) Saturated fat (g) Sodium (mg)
    50 65 20 2400
Beef 42 169 20.6 9.3 3.8 60
   139–218 19.2–21.6 5.1–15 2.48–6.1 52.5–66.5
Chicken 25 152 19.9 7.2 1.81 80
   127–198 18–22 4–13.9 0.8–4 69–89.5
Pork 10 186 20.1 12.4 3.5 62
   123–218 18.6–21.5 4–16.2 1.4–5.45 55.5–67.5
Offal (beef) 8 108 16.9 3.45 1 71
   92–126 15.6–18.6 2.18–5.38   28–114
Offal (chicken) 10 133 16.8 6.8 12.1 66
   110–250 10.5–18.1 3.75–19 6.4–12.9 50.5–79.5
Offal (pork) 13 108 16.9 4.15 1.2 132
   97.3–125 15.3–18.2 3.13–8.3 1.05–2.39 119–140
Cricket (adult) 8 153 20.1 5.06 2.28 152
   147–159 13.2–20.3 3.51–6.05   143–178
Honeybee (brood) 5 499 15.2 3.64 2.75 19.4
    12.3–18.1 3.27–4.52   
Silkworm (pupae) 3 128 14.8 8.26 3.45 14
   126–131 13.5–20.8 7.63–11.9 2.94–3.95  
Mopane caterpillar (final instar) 3 409 35.2 15.2 5.74  
    35.2–44.6 14.5–15.2   
Palm weevil (larvae) 15 479 9.96 25.3 9.84 11
   452–582 8.38–20.7 24.7–38 8.31–32.3 1.2–109
Mealworm (larvae) 26 247 19.4 12.3 2.93 53.7
   215–268 18.1–22.1 11.2–15.4 2.59–4.17 46.9–54.2
  1. aDaily values from the US Food Labelling Guide.43 All are daily reference values (DRVs) with the exception of sodium, which is a recommended daily intake (RDI) value.