31 Jul '16, 1am

Could Cockroach Milk Be The Next Biggest Superfood?

Could Cockroach Milk Be The Next Biggest Superfood?

When you think of superfood crazes, perhaps an exotic berry or nutrient-dense seaweed might come to mind. I’ll bet cockroach milk is the last and most horrifying example you could imagine. Research is showing, however, that milk from lactating cockroaches—yes, there is a species of the creepy crawler that lactates—offers a high protein content and turns into energy in the body almost immediately. The Pacific beetle cockroach does not lay eggs like other species, but instead births live offspring in what are called brood sacs. The mothers provide food for their young via a milky substance containing crystals packed with protein, sugar and fat, much like mammalian mothers do for their babies with breast milk. Scientists claim this “cockroach milk” is the most nutrient- and calorically-dense substance on Earth. When compared at the same weight, cockroach milk contains three t...

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