Written by Pate Narawa on January 15, 2022
Why is everything a kind of milk now?
Gone are the days of good old Dairy it seems, with every Vegetable, Mineral and nut having some sort of Milk equivalent.
And now the new up and crawling “Milk” is, brace yourself if you’re squirmish around the creepy crawlies.
Because Cockroach Milk is a thing now apparently.
This is some real overseas people behaviour.
The term “Superfoods” has become quite popular in recent years, and it seems Roach Milk finds itself in that same category.
But why though?
How do you get milk from a cockroach?
Who even discovered that roaches have milk?
All good questions, but that’s not the purpose of this article.
What Is Cockroach Milk?
Cockroach milk is a protein-rich, crystallized substance produced by a specific type of cockroach called Diploptera punctata.
This species is unique because it gives birth to live offspring. Members make “milk” in the form of protein crystals to serve as food for their developing young.
*Because Cockroaches weren’t creepy enough.
In recent years, scientists have discovered that this milk-like crystalline substance is nutritious and considered a complete food, as it’s a good source of protein, carbs, and fats.
Now you might be asking, is Cockroach Milk a good substitute if you’re Lactose intolerant?
*If you’re into trying new things, I guess…
Cockroach milk is a nondairy product, it’s naturally lactose-free. This means it could be a suitable alternative for people with lactose intolerance, and I use “could be” loosely.
The way things are going, the next time someone asks you what kind of milk you want with your tea, I don’t think they’ll mean liquid and powdered.
Now that you’ve been introduced to Cockroach Milk, would you try it?