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What’s the next superfood craze? Cockroach milk. A study in the International Union of Crystallography recently made waves in the foodie world by claiming a “single crystal of cockroach milk is estimated to contain more than three times the energy of an equivalent mass of dairy milk.” It turns out cockroach milk is crazily nutrient-dense, although scientists do not recommend drinking it. It is probably safe—one of the researchers unscientifically said he tried it and it had “no particular taste.” But further tests are needed to ensure it’s okay for mass production and consumption. Actually, the scientists who wrote the paper weren’t looking for the next Greek yogurt. They were studying photographs of the crystalline structure of cockroach milk. Wait a second! Did anybody else not know cockroaches produce milk? It appears cockroaches are one of the few insects that practice viviparity, or carrying an embryo inside the mother until birth. Which means they are one of the only animals outside of mammals that produce its own milk. Just watch, pretty soon you’ll be able to make a latte from the stuff at Starbucks.