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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jul 26 2016, 19:06

    Cockroach ‘Milk’ Could Be The Next Big Health Trend

    Natasha Hinde writes ...

    "We are totally not ready for this.

    Forget donkey’s milk, according to scientists we could soon be guzzling the “fantastic” protein supplement that is cockroach ‘milk’.

    Researchers have discovered that a protein crystal found in the gut of cockroaches is three times better than cow’s milk.

    While cockroaches don’t technically produce milk, researchers said that a breed of roach called Diploptera punctate has been shown to feed an energy-filled milk-like liquid to its offspring.

    This, they said, could hold the key to feeding the global population - particularly those in developing areas who suffer from malnourishment - in years to come.

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    Researchers from the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India want to replicate the milk protein crystals produced by cockroaches in their laboratory.

    They will do this by sequencing the genes responsible for producing the milk protein crystals in the lab.

    Researcher Sanchari Banerjee likened the crystals to “a complete food” in terms of nutrition.

    “They have proteins, fats and sugars,” he told The Times of India. “If you look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids.”

    Scientists hope to get yeast to produce the protein crystals in larger quantities - so we don’t have to go about the rather gross method of stealing protein crystals from the guts of cockroaches.

    Subramanian Ramaswamy, lead author of the research which was published in the IUCrJ, concluded that it could be “a fantastic protein supplement”.

    We’ll probably stick to cow’s milk for now. "

    Article, with relevant links, taken from here

    Think I may just stick with my 'blue top' milk ...

    How about you?

    All the best Jan

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    Post by chris c on Wed Jul 27 2016, 23:04

    At least the milking parlours would be cheap, and it would give very small people a job.

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