By: Kyle James | 05-25-2018 | Weird
Photo credit: Donie Conway

Cockroach Milk Is The Latest Superfood Trend

Creepy crawlers may be the next big source of superfood for humans. Scientists say that cockroach milk is a perfect non-dairy alternative but getting people to drink it may not be as easy. Scientists digging through a 2016 report on the benefits of insect dairy noticed that the Pacific Beetle cockroach of Hawaii possesses nutrient-filled milk crystals which are used to feed their young.

<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BIki-u7AObw/" data-instgrm-version="8" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BIki-u7AObw/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">First bottle of #organic #freerange #CockroachMilk door delivered #hipster #food #love #yummy</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/fotopanishad/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> au ro</a> (@fotopanishad) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-08-01T15:25:43+00:00">Aug 1, 2016 at 8:25am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script>

Related coverage: <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/22881-Bugs-It-s-Whats-For-Dinner">Bugs, It's Whats For Dinner</a>

"A single crystal is estimated to contain more than three times the energy of an equivalent mass of dairy milk," the report said. The 2016 study was published in the Journal of the International Union of Crystallography and also found that the milk-like crystals were full of amino acids and sugar-coated proteins. The result is a natural gold mine of nutrition for us humans.

While the idea of drinking insect-milk may seem hard to get used to, some companies are already banking on the future trend. A South African company called Gourmet Grubb is already incorporating the bug-juice in everything from milk to ice cream. "Think of Entomilk as a sustainable, nature-friendly, nutritious, lactose-free, delicious, guilt-free dairy alternative of the future," the company said.

Related coverage: <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/22911-UK-Gay-Chocolates-Anyone-Kitkat-Comes-Out-in-Pink-Bar">UK- “Gay Chocolates”, Anyone? Kitkat Comes Out in Pink Bar!</a>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Forgot to mention on <a href="https://twitter.com/joerogan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@joerogan</a> episode yesterday that black ant extract has more zinc than oysters. Cool: <a href="https://t.co/3jlLuFw1cw">https://t.co/3jlLuFw1cw</a></p>&mdash; Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) <a href="https://twitter.com/bengreenfield/status/999301320074059776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Jarrod Goldin of Canada’s Entomo Farms admits that it will be difficult to acclimate people to the idea of consuming insect products. "Yes, there will be people who think [insects] are icky or have a yuck factor, but the ingredients are so versatile," Goldin said. There are already products that use insects for supplements such as Lost Empire Herbs' Black Ant Extract which is a powdered form of the tiny creepy crawlers which nutritionist Ben Greenfield claim has more zinc than an oyster.

<i>On Twitter:</i>

<a href="https://twitter.com/MAGASyndicate">@MAGASyndicate</a>

Tips? Info? Send me a message!

Source: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/05/25/insect-milk-dairy-superfood/

Twitter: #InsectDairy #BugJuice #CockroachMilk #NonDairy #Alternative #BlackAnt #Extract

Share this article
Thoughts on the above story? Comment below!
1 Comment/s
Anonymous No. 27142 2018-05-26 : 07:29

soy milk > roach milk

tbh

What do you think about this article?
Name
Comment *
Image

Recent News

Popular Stories