Do you dare to try it? According to studies, cockroach milk is a superfood

Do you dare to try it?  According to studies, cockroach milk is a superfood

If the genetic sequence of the protein can be deciphered, a dairy product could be generated that helps people with malnutrition.

The scientific research continue to challenge our conventional perceptions, and even more so now, when a study recently came to a surprising discovery about insects: the cockroach milkdespite its unpleasant appearance, could offer very high nutritional value.

This discovery led to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to recognize this product as a superfoodhighlighting its superior content of proteins, fats, sugars and amino acids essential compared to the milk of other animals.


It may be even more nutritious than human breast milk.

Could beeven more nutritious than human breast milk.

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Why is cockroach milk so good?

Although the commonly negative association with cockroaches can generate skepticism, it is important to note that there is a particular species, known as “Diploptera punctata” either beetle cockroach. This species is found in various countries such as Australia, Burma, Fiji, India, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia.

The study reveals that these cockroaches produce a liquid in the form of protein crystals with those who feed their young in their womb, a unique process since They do not lay eggs like other insects. This liquid, loaded with essential nutrients, is what draws the attention of scientists and nutrition experts.


It is not as easy as it looks

However, despite the promising nutritional advantages offered by beetle cockroaches, its mass production and marketing is very complicated. The tiny size of these insects, approximately coffee bean, makes the extraction of its benefits very arduous.

Removing the liquid from the embryos was a process that it took 54 days to a group of researchers.

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