(PCM) Researchers are now claiming that cockroach milk (yes, you read that correctly) could soon be labeled the superfood of the future. We didn’t even realize that cockroaches made milk until today, however as disgusting as it sounds, the research claims that cockroach milk is more than four times as nutritious as cow’s milk.
Apparently, there is only one specific breed of cockroach, the Pacific beetle cockroach, that produces milk, as they are the only cockroach species that gives birth to live babies. The group of researchers in India discovered that the milk produced by these specific cockroaches makes for a wonderful protein supplement.
Head researcher on the project, Sanchari Banerjee claims, “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.”
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The research shows that the cockroach milk is a time-released food, so individuals that are looking for a high calorie food choice that is also time released cockroach milk would be a perfect choice because it is the complete package making it a fantastic superfood!
We are going to pass, however can certainly see some individuals, especially those that are always picking up on the latest food or diet trends, to eat this one up! Yum? or Blech?