The latest healthfood craze could be … cockroach milk?

Scientists have found the next super food, although it may not catch on quite the way kale and quinoa did.

A team of scientists from India, France, Japan, Canada, and the National Institutes of Health in America have found that cockroach milk crystals, a nutrient dense substance found in the stomachs of young cockroaches, contain three times as much energy as the equivalent amount of cow’s milk.

Most species of cockroaches do not produce milk, but the Pacific beetle cockroach (Diploptera punctata) has live births and then feeds its young a milky substance that crystallizes within the stomach. The milk contains all of the essential amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids and the crystals are designed to release protein at the same rate the body consumes it, meaning that none of it goes to waste. READ MORE.

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