Cockroaches are insects that are easy to find in everyday life. Cockroaches are present in almost all parts of the world, except in the polar regions.
Classified in the Blattodea ordo , cockroaches have an incomplete metamorphosis (Hemimetabola) because it is only through three stadia processes (stage of development) and does not pass through the pupa / cocoon phase. The three processes are egg stage, nymph stage, and adult stages that can be distinguished between male and female. Egg Roach Stage takes 30 – 40 days to hatch. In addition to breeding by laying eggs, there are several types of cockroaches that breed with childbirth 1 .
Circulating information from international scientists related to the nutritional content in milk cockroaches. The information has been in circulation since 2004 with the publication of a scientific paper entitled ” Evolution of a novel function: nutritive milk in the viviparous cockroach, Diploptera punctata” in the journal Evolution and Development (Q1) 1 .
Basically cockroaches consist of approximately 3,500 species species. Five species of cockroaches commonly found in the home are Periplaneta americana, Blattela germanica, Blattaorientalis, Supella langipalpa, and Diploptera punctata . Cockroaches of Diploptera punctata breed with childbirth and have milk containing protein-dense crystals to breastfeed their children 2.3 . The animal has no nipple, milk cockroaches can not be milked like cow’s milk, but processed into a kind of yeast. Cats of Diploptera punctata species can be easily found in Australia, Myanmar, China, Fiji, Hawaii and India.
Research continues, high nutritional content in cockroach milk is also confirmed by the team of scientists Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine India (inStem) . In his scientific paper entitled ” Structure of a heterogeneous, glycosylated, lipid-bound, in vivo-grown protein crystal at atomic resolution from the viviparous cockroach Diploptera punctata “, inStem analyzes and predicts that cockroach diploptera punctatamilk is suitable for superfood or superfood in the future. Superfood is a type of food that contains complete nutrition and is very good for consumption. This is due to diploptera punctata has milk containing protein-dense crystals . The crystals contained in milk cockroaches d iploptera punctata contain fat, sugar, amino acids / protein and other nutrients four times more than cow milk nutrition 4 .
Not only a source of calories and nutrients, crystal milk protein cockroaches are also time released . This means that when proteins are digested, crystals release more protein 6 . It is advisable to conduct further research and a series of trials to find out if these cockroaches are safe for human consumption for long periods of time. How is Warstek’s Companion not interested in researching it?
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