Cockroach milk has quadruple the nutrition value compared to cow’s milk, and may be tapped to feed the world in the future.
By Dr. Mercola
There are superfoods, and there are superfood fads. They come, and sometimes they go. One of the latest? Cockroach milk. Sound delish, doesn’t it? It must be a hoax, or gimmick, or play on words, right?
Well, look at some of the most prestigious science news sources and you’ll see it’s no joke. In fact, there are those who assert that cockroach milk — yup, from the “brood sac” of the female Pacific beetle cockroach — may even be among the most nutritious substances on Earth. According to NPR’s The Salt, cockroach milk is:
“Three times richer in calories than buffalo milk (the previous top contender for the most protein- and calorie-rich milk) … So could a competitive health-food market that already stocks cow, goat, almond, soy, cashew, hemp, rice and coconut milk now see cockroach milk as the next superfood?”1
Apparently no other insect species is like this one. Scientifically designated as Diploptera punctate, this genus of cockroach is the only one known to be viviparous, i.e., to give birth to live young that developed in her body (as opposed to laying eggs), or to nurse her offspring. CNN notes:
“Like other viviparous creatures, this species of roach nourishes its growing embryos with a protein-rich liquid secreted by its brood sac — the roach version of a uterus. Soon after the embryo ingests the liquid, protein crystals develop within its midgut.”2
The pale golden liquid from the crystals can, if one were interested, actually be extracted from the little beasts…
Finish reading: Cockroach Milk — One of the Latest Superfood Contenders
HWH Comment. Do you see what happens when you take the superfood revolution to an extreme?
When are scientists going to give it up? Humans don’t need milk after weaning. Focus on plants, not animals.
What are we going to do, go from factory farming cows to factory farming cockroaches? There is always going to be some substance that is regarded by some to be at least theoretically the most nutritious substance on earth. But will it really make you healthy and lengthen your life? Everybody, most everybody, will think so till the next brainless idea takes hold and becomes all the rage.
The cockroach is fooling you. Don’t drink their so-called milk. They carry many diseases and they will harm you. Do not ingest their DNA.
The scientists of the world are going to get a rude awakening for exploring for the sake of exploring which amounts to absent a conscience.
The world needs solid solutions not brainless, idiotic ideas that take us no place worthy of discussion.