July 27, 2016

Cockroach Milk Makes Us Wish We Didn’t Complain About Other Milks

In the spirit of “Fine, you hate pea milk? Well have some of THIS,” scientists have recently discovered that the formula the Pacific Beetle Cockroach feeds to its hatchlings may be nutritious for humans. The “milk” is full of protein, fat and sugar, and contains about four times the energy of a cow’s milk. However, the formula is not technically milk, as it takes the form of crystal proteins that are stored in the baby cockroach’s stomach. Cockroach milk is not yet ready to hit food stores, but once it is, we expect there to be lines out the door of our nearest Whole Foods.

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: