Cockroach milk: The future superfood

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Cockroach milk is the next superfood

Generally, if we can find a cockroach or any insect in your food than immediately we feel disgusting and leave that place. But, a latest Indian research reveals that the nutrition’s in cockroach milk have more than three times the energy of normal cow’s milk.

According to entomologists, this supernatural food comes from the Pacific beetle cockroach, Diploptera Punctata, a cockroach commonly found in Australia. The nutrient rich crystals in milk are a liquid substance which is packed with fats, sugars, proteins and amino acids.

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According to researchers, the health benefits of drinking cockroach milk are uncountable. In a cup of cockroach milk have 236 calories and 9.2 grams of protein. While, researchers not saying that cockroach crystals aren’t toxic to humans.

Production of cockroach milk

While, the production of cockroach milk is not an easy way. In sometimes, the cockroaches die during extracting the fluid. It would take an entire armed force of the insects to make up even one glass of milk.

However, a South African company is already farming cockroaches and producing milk from the bugs. The milk called ‘Entomilk’ created from sustainable farmed cockroaches. The Entomilk has a high protein content and is rich in mineral such as iron, zinc, and calcium.

Subramanian Ramaswamy, a bio-chemist at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, said, around, ten cockroaches produce half a milliliter of milk. Accordingly, he estimates 100 grams would involve killing upwards of 1000 cockroaches.

Researchers said, milking a cockroach is a labor-intensive process and in terms of production, and the cockroaches can’t physically produce as much as a cow. Insects could be a practical and maintainable source of nutrients for humans. While, there is more research should conduct.