A company from South Africa decided to sell EntoMilk – special milk that is produced thanks to special insects. What is not a new superfood for you?
Think of EntoMilk as a sustainable, environmentally friendly, nutritious, lactose-free, tasty milk alternative from the future. – says Gourmet Grubb on its website.
According to the company, one of the most important advantages of EntoMilk is that it is high in protein and rich in minerals such as iron, zinc and calcium.
This is not the first insect milk
EntoMilk entered the market two years after the debut of the so-called “cockroach milk”, milk made with the help of cockroaches Diploptera punctata.
This particular species of cockroach is commonly found in the Pacific islands such as Hawaii. He is the only known cockroach who gives birth to his children and does not lay eggs.
Their milk is a crystal of proteins, fats and sugars, which are important for the growth of new cockroaches.
A study conducted by Indian scientists in 2016 showed that cockroach milk contains three times more energy compared to the equivalent mass of cow’s milk.
But his safety is in question
Scientists did not expect cockroach milk to appear in supermarkets in the near future. Besides its unattractive name, it is also unclear whether it is safe to use it for people.