Everyday brings with it new knowledge and today is no different as you’ll be reading on the benefits of adding cockroach to your diet.
If you’re one of those who squirm at the sight of roaches, we can feel you squeeze your face in disgust after reading the first paragraph but don’t you worry, you aren’t alone.
The Chinese have accredited their ageing healthily to eating roaches as a cheaper medicinal alternative. This has caused an upward surge in cockroach farming in China.
Adding this insect to ones diet has been reported as having higher nutrients in comparison to regular milk and other sources of protein.
Liu Yusheng, a professor at the Shandong Agricultural university and the head of Shandong province’s Insect Association in China said, “They really are a miracle drug. They can cure a number of ailments and they work much faster than other medicine.”
Researchers from (inStem) in Bengaluru, also discovered roaches contain three times more energy per unit when compared with foods and fruits which history had named as the most nutritious for humans, such as salmon.
There are different kinds of cockroaches, each having its characteristics but its dominant quality is its high nutritiousness.
According to the research, the Pacific beetle cockroach lactates to feed its offspring due to its mammal-like ability, and the milk it produces is rich in protein nutrients or ‘crystals’ containing healthy fat, sugars and amino acids.
India Today stated that Sanchari Banerje reported, “The crystals are like a complete food—they have proteins, fats and sugars. If you look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids.”
The best way to eat roaches is by frying it in hot oil, twice, spice up with garnish and pepper and chow down like chips.
Basically, they are EXTREMELY nutritious and should be added to your diet as an alternative for milk and fish.
Yummy huh. Bearing in mind all these benefits, would you have a taste? Your comments are welcome in the comment section.
Watch how to prepare a roach delicacy
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