Sometimes, the things that are good for you may not come as conventionally as you would’ve thought it would.This case particularly holds true claims. As per recent study propelled by a group of international scientists at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) in Bangalore, India, and other institutions around the world, cockroach milk could actually be beneficial for you.
After spending a decade on this paper—seven for the research and three to have it published, Dr. Sanchari Banerjee, Dr. Subramanian Ramaswamy and his team of scientists established a study which uncovers that the structure of milk protein crystals inside cockroach are very nutritious, containing right around four times the energy given by cow’s milk, and three times the energy of bison milk.
Depicted by Banerjee to the Times of India as “a complete food,” these protein crystals have “numerous essential amino acids, specific lipids and sugars, all of which representing storages of energy that is important for crucial cellular events such as cell development,” added Dr. Leonard Chavas, one of the scientists behind the research.
As expected,many were disturbed yet intrigued by the idea, while others questioned the real benefits.