Ramaswamy Subramanian, lead author of the study said that the protein crystals are complete food. He also added that it may not be available as conventional milk that is consumed by drinking, but more of an inclusion in protein drinks. At least that’s what they’re thinking for future application and suitable for human consumption. But, more studies are required in order to ensure these protein crystals produced by particular cockroaches are safe and suitable for human consumption.
On the other hand, this is not the first time linking cockroach as food for humans. In China, cockroaches are big business as they’re used for medicinal purposes and as a food.