Study Claims Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood

Study Claims Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood
Food & Beverage

Researchers in India have found that the insects might be able to provide an alternative and compete protein source

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 29 july 2016

In the wake of health trends like coconut milk, kale, and chia seeds, Indian scientists may have found the next superfood: cockroach milk.

While the thought may make many reader nauseous, researchers from Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in Bengaluru found that the milk of the Pacific beetle cockroach is found to have four times the amount of protein of cow’s milk. According to the author of the study, Sanchari Banerjee, the milk also has a protein crystal that has all of the essential amino acids and releases slowly over time.

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