Researches show cockroach milk is full of protein, carbs and fats
Kathmandu, January 3
Various studies have shown that cockroach milk is a good source of protein, carbohydrates and fats. The milk-like crystalline substance is nutritious and considered a complete food as well.
Actually, cockroach milk is a protein rich, crystallized substance produced by a specific type of cockroach called Diploptera punctata.
As per the Healthline, the species is unique because it gives birth to live offspring and members make “milk” in the form of protein crystals to serve as food for their developing young.
Similarly, cockroach milk is considered a complete protein source, as it provides all nine essential amino acids—the building blocks of protein that can only be attained through diet. It is also important thing because most non-meat foods lack one or more of the nine essential amino acids.
On the other hand, researches have also shown that cockroach milk is more than three times as nutritious as cow’s milk, buffalo milk, and human breast milk.
A research showed that the cockroach milk comprises of protein (45%), carbs (25%), fat (16–22%) and amino acids (5%).
Similarly, other analyses also proved that the milk is a good source of other nutrients, such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and short- and medium-chain fatty acids.
Researchers also claim that the milk could be an option for people with lactose intolerance or milk allergies.