It may sound wired but it is a fact. Cockroach milk carries more amount of protein and amino acid that normal milk that humans consume daily. Scientists have discovered that cockroach milk consists some health benefits. This was first discovered in 2016. The milk comes from the Pacific Beetle cockroaches from Hawaii. The milk is very nutritious as it consists 3-4 times more protein than the regular milk. The study informed that it provides all the required amount of nutrients that a human body needs every day.
As per the report, unlike other types of cockroaches, the Pacific beetle cockroach gives birth to live young and the milk consists huge among of protein-rich crystal. They use the milk to feed their young. The new report has informed that the crystal of the milk consists more than three times energy of buffalo’s milk and four times the energy of cow’s milk. Scientists have termed the milk as a superfood as it contains important amino acids and sugar. These two factors are treated as a natural source of energy supply for humans. The new study has been published in the Journal of the International Union of Crystallography.
Superfoods are those which provide all the nutrients to prevent diseases and boost health. Foods like blueberries, broccoli, and salmon are known as a superfood. Now it is expected that cockroach milk will be soon added to the list of superfoods.
Gourmet Grubb, a South African company is now producing Entomilk, which is a type of milk from farmed insects and claims that the milk is supposedly nutritious and can be the best alternative over other types of milk. However, the scientists have not proved that whether the cockroach milk is safe for human or not. Maybe this is not for humans. It can take a lot of efforts to convince humans to try insect milk.
The process of producing cockroach milk is very complex and labor-intensive. For the study, the scientists had cut out the middle part of the alimentary canal from the stomach of the cockroach by a scalpel to harvest milk. The milk can be produced from two to three cockroaches in just half of a day. It is clear that the process of cultivating cockroach mill is time intensive.
The craze of superfood was first started by fruit company with banana. Later the craze went up when a study proved that bananas can help people suffering from diabetes and celiac disease. However, the list of superfoods has expanded and people are consuming more superfoods to live a healthy life. But, to test the cockroach milk, they will have to wait for some more time.