Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Is The Next Superfood

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While there is no denying that cows are the popular source of milk, this may no longer be the case in the future. After all, scientists have found a way to extract milk from a much cheaper source: Cockroach, which is said to produce milk that tastes no different from what cows produce.

Cockroach milk is sourced from the Pacific Beetle cockroach, a type of roach that gives birth to live offspring and produces ‘milk’, which it feeds its embryos through a ‘brood sac’ (essentially a cockroach womb). There is, in fact, no actual ‘milking’ involved: scientists need to carve out the cockroach’s gut in order to access the milk, which is in the form of crystals.

Believing in the health benefits of cockroach milk, South African company Gourmet Grubb has already started farming cockroaches and is producing milk from the insects, branding it as Entomilk. “One of the most pivotal benefits of Entomilk is that it has a high protein content and is rich in mineral such as iron, zinc, and calcium,”Gourmet Grubb says.

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