It turns out a specific breed of the bug is filled with an energy-rich, milk-like substance. It is not at all like a usual milk (non-dairy) substitute, but the milk of cockroach is achieving the fame once again, which was first debuted in 2016.
Most cockroaches don't produce milk but the Pacific Beetle cockroach, pumps out a type of "milk" containing protein crystals to feed its babies.
The freaky fad superfood is made from crystals secreted by mother roaches to feed their young.
Per a CBS News report, this particular cockroach gives birth to live young, unlike other species that lay eggs.
Scientists claim that a single crystal of cockroach milk "is estimated to contain more than three times the energy of an equivalent mass of dairy milk".
This "milk" really comes from a Particular Kind of cockroach Which Can Be found in The milk-like material is exactly what the moms feed for their scientists and young of their research remarked the bronchial crystals seen in the milk are nearly complete food.
A spokesman said: "The crystals are like a complete food - they have proteins, fats and sugars".
The research was published in 2016, but, it seems people are now willing to try this milk alternative. Gourmet Grub claims that it may be possible to harvest entomilk in a far more environmentally friendly manner than the traditional farming of dairy cows.
'One of the most pivotal benefits of Entomilk is that it has a high protein content and is rich in mineral such as iron, zinc, and calcium, ' the site's description of the product reads.
Some scientists and cockroach milk producers admit that it may be hard to get people on the bandwagon, but that's not the only road block for cockroach milk.
However, the consumption of cockroach milk is not entirely new and there are several celebrities who include critters in their diet. Roaches aren't the easiest creatures to milk, NPR reports. Besides its unappealing name, it's also unclear if the milk is safe to consume.