Sunday , July 3 2022

Fantastic Delicacy! Cockroaches Are Edible and Healthy to Eat, Find Out Why You Should Eat Them

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.

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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?




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  1. charity madu ozioma

    I don’t think I would eat cockroaches on a normal day but because of health issues why? I will eat it so long as it heals.

  2. I wonder the kind of sickness that will make me eat cockroach

  3. Iloegbunem Emily Ebele

    Hmmmm.. .Cockroach!! “crunchy and crispy? ”
    Not in Nigeria o.

  4. ojukwu Ogochukwu

    ewww 😲😲imagine having insects has a desert meal 041

  5. as much as it has to do with life am going to eat it with all enthusiasm.
    Reg No:061

  6. Ahanonu chiazom

    This is so unbelievable..073

  7. No problem others can eat but I still cherish my life

  8. I will not eat it for anything in the whole wide world. I’d rather seek other ways of improving my health than eating disgusting cockroaches. 052

  9. I NVR dreamt of eat a cockroach in my life….Jesu


  10. Omg this one pass me ooooo


  11. very soon they will say Lizard aee edible to eat,its nutritious and serves as medicinal herbs.. na dem sabi

  12. I can’t imagine myself eating cockroache, I wonder. the kind of sickness that will make me eat that.

  13. I can never try such.. If you like put all the ingredients in this world on top it,, na u go chop am alone.


  14. New research everyday.. Still won’t eat it, never

  15. Lazarus kelvin chidiebube

    Holy ghost FIRE..
    I will never try it..139

  16. I can’t eat cockroach even if am sick

  17. Amene Chidera Doris

    I’ll never try it. Eww!!

  18. Amene Chidera Doris

    I’ll never try it. Eww!!

  19. Nwakile Maureen Uzoma

    The mere sight of cockroach irritates me talk more of eating it. 118

  20. Ataka Fortunatus Tobenna

    what nonsense i can’t try it

  21. Ataka Fortunatus Tobenna

    what nonsense i can’t try it


  22. Like seriously eating it as meat or what!
    I wonder ohh


  23. This sounds disgusting…. can’t imagine somebody eating cockroaches.


  24. I can’t eat if it is possible or medicinal to health

  25. that i cant try..wonder how its going to taste.

  26. If you breed them yourself and feed them pure, organic foods, why couldn’t you eat them raw? You are then controlling the environment. If the environment is clean, they are clean, right?

  27. Try black ants. I challenge anyone not to like the taste of raw, black ants. Not the red ones which taste bitter/awful! Crickets taste pretty good too, so do mealworms. All eaten raw. But crickets are a pain to breed as they are very hard to keep quiet and jump around a lot. So they often escape. Not so with mealworms and cockroaches.

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