It might not everyone's cup of tea, but scientists cockroach milk could a new superfood. Insect dairy could be the next big thing on supermarket shelves and in our diets. Scientists insect milk could be a perfect non-dairy alternative to cow's milk, no matter how hard it might be for people to milk from bugs. Scientists the nutritional value of the milk from the Pacific Beetle cockroach. They that the milk was much richer in nutrients than dairy milk. Scientists said: "A single crystal [of cockroach milk] is to more than three times the energy of an equivalent mass of dairy milk." The crystals also full of amino acids and proteins.
Most cockroaches do not actually milk. The Pacific Beetle cockroach is the only one to feed milk to its young. However, enough cockroaches to a growing human population clearly isn't as easy as milking cows. An alternative is to try and the milk in a lab using stem cell technology, and then this technique into a large-scale industrial process. A South African company Gourmet Grubb has already selling insect-milk ice cream. It says the milk is, "a sustainable, nature-friendly, nutritious, lactose-free, delicious, guilt-free dairy alternative of the future". It won't too long before other companies on the bug-milk bandwagon.