Cockroach Milk:The New Super Food?

There's soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, but what about...cockroach milk?

A new study found cockroach milk contains three times as much energy as dairy milk and is filled with essential amino acids.  It's surprisingly healthy!

Derived from the Pacific Beetle cockroach, its gut is carved out in order to get its "milk." However, according to one of the study's authors, Dr. Leonard Chavas, told BBC Three, “If you want to do that in mass production, it’s not easy. It takes time, it’s labour-intensive, and you don't get much for your efforts." 

He explains that to get even 100 grams you would have to kill upwards of

It would take up to 1,000 cockroaches just to get 100 grams of milk! It wouldn't be the creamy milk you're used to either...

Would you ever try cockroach milk?

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