Could Cockroach Milk Really Be The Next Superfood?
When you think of superfoods, you think salmon, kale, and spirulina. Now, there’s a new product on the market that can potentially boost one’s energy, provide all the amino acids, and be a more environmentally friendly alternative to cow’s milk.
That superfood is cockroach milk.
Milk From Bugs?!
Cockroach milk isn’t like normal dairy milk. A team of researchers from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India found that milk from the Pacific beetle cockroach is amazingly rich in energy.
This milk, however, isn’t similar standard dairy milk. Rather, it is a liquid substance from a mother cockroach that produces a liquid full of fats, sugars, and protein for her offspring. Even more incredible, the milk is made up of nutrient-rich crystals that hold THREE TIMES the amount of energy found in regular dairy milk.
All The Aminos
“The crystals are like a complete food — they have proteins, fats, and sugars. If you look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids,” Sanchari Banerjee, one of the main researchers, told the Times of India.
One company has been on the forefront of the cockroach milk movement.
Gourmet Grubb, a South African ice-cream company, has been marketing a product dubbed “entomilk” which is made from sustainably farmed insects like cockroaches.
“This is considered to be significantly more environmentally friendly than the traditional farming of dairy cows,” the Gourmet Grubb website states. “One of the most pivotal benefits of entomilk is that it has high protein content and is rich in minerals such as iron, zinc, and calcium.”
Cockroach Milk At The Supermarket?
Don’t go rushing to the neighborhood grocery store anytime soon.
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