Would you drink the sweet milk of the cockroach?Put aside that kale smoothie, and ditch that quinoa salad – the superfood of the future is delicious, creamy cockroach milk.
Researchers from India found that ‘protein crystals’ which a species of cockroach uses to feed its babies are actually four times more nourishing than cow’s milk.
The researchers believe that the ‘milk’ could be key to feeding our planet’s growing population.
Obviously, milking a cockroach is tricky – so the researchers are working on a way to get yeasts to produce the ‘milk’, according to Science Alert.
Researcher Sanchari Banerjee said, ‘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.
‘It’s time-released food. if you need food that is cacalorically high, that is time released and food that is complete. This is it.