An international group of researchers have discovered that ‘protein crystals’ which a species of cockroaches uses to feed its babies is actually four times more nutritious than cow’s milk.
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Obviously it’s not easy to milk a cockroach, so they’re working on a way to get yeasts to produce the milk.
Researcher Sanchari Banerjee says:
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 calorifically high, that is time released and food that is complete, this is it.
As if eating cockroaches wasn’t disgusting enough, health freaks will soon be annoying us with the benefits of cockroach milk. I thought it was healthy enough going for the supergrain at Nandos for one of my sides but cockroach milk? No thanks. At least not until we’re sure this isn’t some kind of scientist troll job.
What will they tell us to drink next? Stag semen? Oh, wait.