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People Are Obsessed with Cockroach Juice, Here’s Why

Ya know, I could have gone all day without knowing this even existed but here we are… People Are Obsessed with Cockroach Juice and even though I still don’t get it, Here’s Why…

People Are Obsessed with Cockroach Juice, Here’s Why

We all know that in many countries around the world, insects are a delicacy (and if you didn’t know that, you know now).

In many countries insects are seen as a prime food source as they’ve been said to have lots of beneficial nutrients our bodies need.

Cockroach milk, is no different. At least that’s what these people who are obsessed with it say (the scientists)…

According to reports, it is comprised of the nutrient-rich milk crystals found inside the Pacific Beetle cockroach. New research suggests that it could be beneficial to humans as it’s one of the most nourishing and highly caloric substances on the planet.

It is said to be four times as much protein as cow’s milk, but also contains essential amino acids that promote cell growth, lipids that keep our bodies healthy, and sugars that fuel energy.

How did scientists come to this disgusting discovery? Well, they noticed that mama cockroaches feed baby cockroaches their milk and that it is key to getting and keeping baby cockroaches alive and healthy.

So, ya know, naturally they decided to study it and ensure it was good for humans too.

“It is what one would need: protein, essential amino acids, lipids and sugars. The energy content is so high that it helps infants within this unique species grow much bigger than cockroach babies of other species.”

Leonard Chavas, one of the scientists behind the research.

Still, I can’t get over how DISGUSTING this sounds.

Oh and in case you’re wondering, the crystals are currently extracted from the midgut of cockroach embryos… YUCK.

For now, we probably won’t be seeing it in-stores anytime soon but scientists are trying to figure out what makes these crystals so they can replicate it in a lab for human consumption one day.

Again, it’s one of those things that you might just have to get over or look at differently.

I think I’ll stick to Soy milk for now. Thanks, but no thanks.

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