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Roach milk fantastic food

Sight of cockroaches may evoke disgust but they can be a boon for human health, said a team of scientists who have shown that milk protein crystals found in roaches can serve as a “fantastic” protein supplement. Team of scientists, including those from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) in Bengaluru, has unravelled the structure of milk proteins crystals in the guts of a roach species called Diploptera punctata.  single crystal is estimated to contain more than three times the energy of an equivalent mass of dairy (buffalo) milk.

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