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THE SCIENCE
BEHIND YORA

Yora has been developed WITH THE HELP OF THE WORLD LEADERS IN INSECT NUTRITION, based on research by countless scientists around the globe.

Here are some studies that back up the nutrition and environmental claims made on this site.

BSF Larvae suitability for cats and dogs

Kröger, S., Heide, C. and Zentek, J., 2020. Evaluation of an extruded diet for adult dogs containing larvae meal from the Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens). Animal Feed Science and Technology, 270.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2020.114699

Lu, S., Taethaisong, N., Meethip, W., Surakhunthod, J., Sinpru, B., Sroichak, T., Archa, P., Thongpea, S., Paengkoum, S., Purba, R.A.P. and Paengkoum, P., 2022. Nutritional Composition of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens L.) and Its Potential Uses as Alternative Protein Sources in Animal Diets: A Review. Insects, 13(9), p.831.
https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13090831

Kotob, G., Sluczanowski, N., Siddiqui, S.A., Tome, N.M., Dalim, M., van der Raad, P., Aarts, K. and Paul, A., 2022. Potential application of black soldier fly fats in canine and feline diet formulations: A review of literature. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, p.101994
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aspen.2022.101994

Mouithys-Mickalad, A., Tome, N.M., Boogaard, T., Chakraborty, A., Serteyn, D., Aarts, K. and Paul, A., 2021. Unlocking the Real Potential of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Larvae Protein Derivatives in Pet Diets. Molecules, 26(14), p.4216.
https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/14/4216

Pan, Y., Larson, B., Araujo, J.A., Lau, W., De Rivera, C., Santana, R., Gore, A. and Milgram, N.W., 2010. Dietary supplementation with medium-chain TAG has long-lasting cognition-enhancing effects in aged dogs. British journal of nutrition, 103(12), pp.1746-1754.
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114510000097

Freel, T.A., McComb, A. and Koutsos, E.A., 2021. Digestibility and safety of dry black soldier fly larvae meal and black soldier fly larvae oil in dogs. Journal of Animal Science, 99(3).
https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab047

Lei, X.J., Kim, T.H., Park, J.H. and Kim, I.H., 2019. Evaluation of supplementation of defatted black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae meal in beagle dogs. Annals of animal science, 19(3), pp.767-777.
https://doi.org/10.2478/aoas-2019-0021

Penazzi, L., Schiavone, A., Russo, N., Nery, J., Valle, E., Madrid, J., Martinez, S., Hernandez, F., Pagani, E., Ala, U. and Prola, L., 2021. In vivo and in vitro digestibility of an extruded complete dog food containing black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae meal as protein source. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.653411

Seo, K., Cho, H.W., Chun, J., Jeon, J., Kim, C., Kim, M., Park, K. and Kim, K., 2021. Evaluation of Fermented Oat and Black Soldier Fly Larva as Food Ingredients in Senior Dog Diets. Animals 2021, 11, p.3509.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11123509

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFITS OF BSF LARVAE

Freel, T.A., McComb, A. and Koutsos, E.A., 2021. Digestibility and safety of dry black soldier fly larvae meal and black soldier fly larvae oil in dogs. Journal of Animal Science, 99(3).
https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab047

Borrelli, L., Varriale, L., Dipineto, L., Pace, A., Menna, L.F. and Fioretti, A., 2021. Insect derived lauric acid as promising alternative strategy to antibiotics in the antimicrobial resistance scenario. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.620798

ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINTS OF INGREDIENTS

Kröger, S., Heide, C. and Zentek, J., 2020. Evaluation of an extruded diet for adult dogs containing larvae meal from the Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens). Animal Feed Science and Technology, 270.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2020.114699

Freel, T.A., McComb, A. and Koutsos, E.A., 2021. Digestibility and safety of dry black soldier fly larvae meal and black soldier fly larvae oil in dogs. Journal of Animal Science, 99(3).
https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab047