You may want to put down your green juice for this one…


Researchers have identified a rare milk crystal boasting four times as much protein as cow’s milk. The only catch? Well… it’s a food substance produced by the Pacific beetle cockroach.


Not that it doesn’t sound like super stuff: It’s got three times more calories per mass than buffalo milk, which is prized as being the most calorie-dense mammalian milk. Cockroach milk contains amino acids and proteins. And that kind of nutrient powerhouse, especially for people with dairy allergies, sounds pretty appealing. There’s also an environmental aspect, as we’ve all heard how much the dairy industry contributes to climate change. There are real possibilities there.


But, you know, it comes from cockroaches…


Interested in learning more? Here are a few posts to check out:


‘Cockroach milk’ is latest superfood trend


Is Cockroach Milk Really a New Superfood? Here’s What We Know


Would you drink cockroach milk? Let us know in the comments!