Cows vs Cockroach – Whose Milk is Healthier? Surprising Research Finds New Superfood Trend that Can Change Your Life (VIDEO)

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What if we told you that cockroach milk is the newest trendy superfood? Nexter.org is ready to explain what the heck it is and how it could be better than usual milk. 

Would you dare to try?

Cockroaches — yes, those disgusting insects you find loitering around your garbage — could be the source of the next superfood trend, according to scientists.

A recent study shows that cockroach milk contains three times as much energy as dairy milk and packed with essential amino acids.

A research team based at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India discovered that the “milk” from a specific type of roach called the Pacific beetle cockroach — which are found in Australia — is hugely rich in energy.

You may be surprised, that cockroaches have milk, actually. Unlike other species of cockroaches, the Pacific beetle cockroach doesn’t lay eggs, it gives birth to live young.

“The crystals are like a complete food — they have proteins, fats and sugars. If you look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids,” Sanchari Banerjee, one of the main researchers, told the Times of India.

For starters, cockroaches don’t have nipples, therefore “milking” a cockroach is a labour-intensive process and in terms of production, the little critters can’t physically produce as much as a cow.

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Even that’s not all yet. Turnes out that some even make products with the help of this weird milk.

Gourmet Grub is a South African ice-cream company at the forefront of this movement — using insects as the main ingredient in their product. They market something called “entomilk” made from sustainably farmed insects.

“This is considered to be significantly more environmentally friendly than the traditional farming of dairy cows,” it says on its website. “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.”


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