If you think this is weird, then it is. A team of international researchers headed by Subramanian Ramaswamy, biochemist at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in Bangalore, India published their initial report in the journal of International Union of Crystallography.
Not all cockroaches produce milk, but there is one called Diploptera punctata. These cockroaches have protein crystals in their belly, which the researchers found to be full of nutrients. In the future, if ever these researchers find a way to utilized the protein crystals and made consumable for human, it may not be in the form of a glass of cockroach milk. This would be more in a supplement form or included in certain protein supplements.
While it may sound disgusting consuming a milk from cockroaches, it may just be about culture. There are certain cultures who eat cockroaches and was even considered useful in medicine by the Ancient Greeks. In China, some people are making good money out of cockroaches for medicinal purposes, and even as a delicacy.
There is no doubt that the majority of the population around the globe want to get rid of cockroaches. However, some scientists found cockroaches useful in their research especially in the field of robotics.
Cockroaches may not be bad after all. However, as humans, if you don’t like cockroaches roaming in our homes, hygiene is essential. Cockroaches thrive in places where food leftovers are found including garbage. Hence, as an intelligent creature, we humans should take precautionary measures to maintain cleanliness if we don’t want cockroaches live with us.
There are many available cockroach killers, but be cautioned on using them as they contain harmful chemicals. If used in an uncontrollable manner, it could hurt your health and everyone in the family, especially for children.