You may be wondering why in the world someone should sit down and start eating cochroaches with a smile on his face. Well there is scientific proof that cockroaches are not just edible but healthy to eat. In fact, eating coach roach could improve bacterial infections resistance in your body. Researchers found powerful antibiotic properties in the brains of cockroaches which would help treat multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.
In some countries not all insect most especially cockroach are considered as food source. But there are so many other countries that do not joke with cockroach as a special delicacy; most especially in Asia. China is even going extra miles to breed them. Cockroach farms are thriving business in China.
In 2010 a study conducted by the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science showed that the powerful antibiotic properties in the brains of cockroaches which would help treat multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. According to the study, the tissues of the brain and nervous system of the cockroach can kill more than 90% of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and Pathogenic Escherichia without harming human cells.
Also cockroaches are good sources of daily protein when consumed. If cockroaches are plentiful and cheap, and also tasty, why shouldn’t they be eaten? It only makes sense. For most people, it’s just a matter of getting over your pre-existing hangups about cockroaches being dirty and disgusting. However, this may prove to be quite a high hurdle, indeed, for some.
So cockroaches are edible and healthy to eat provided they are cooked very well to kill the bacteria germs present in them. Usually this is accomplished by frying the roaches in vegetable oil, which also gives them a crunchy and crispy texture. Those who eat it say particular specie called the giant Madagascar hissing cockroach tastes like chicken when prepared well. The giant Madagascar hissing cockroach is a well known species of edible cockroach. Supposedly the taste of the hissing cockroach is reminiscent of greasy chicken.
So would you taste cockroach if it is well prepared and garnished with local delicacies like Ugba and Abacha, or prepared with chicken and dry fish? Or would you eat it alone if well fried?
What is your opinion?