You’ve most likely heard the list of must eat super foods like Kale, Acai berries and so on.
But there’s a new one potentially on its way to your local hipster cafe, cockroach milk!!
A group of scientists from India have discovered the benefits of the milk from the Pacific cockroach beetle.
This type of beetle is the only one which gives birth to live young. Just before the birth of its offspring the beetle secretes a fluid that contains protein crystals.
This ‘milk’ is apparently the holy grail of health food. It’s the complete meal, it contains proteins, fats and sugars claims the study author Sanchari Banerjee.
As well as its nutritional value it also releases it’s energy slowly.
‘It’s time-released food. If you need food that is calorifically high, that is time released and food that is complete. This is it,’ another scientist, Professor Ramaswamy explained.
The health benefits of cockroaches isn’t an unexplored subject. Last year a study from Oxford University found that cockroaches pack more protein pound for pound than red meat.
Would you include things like cockroach or cockroach milk in your diet?
H/T – Daily Mail